Wanted: common sense

In the wake of recent developments, a general election seems unavoidable. Partisan politics and a thirst for power on the part of Greece’s leftist opposition have regrettably fueled uncertainty and instability.

Moderate voices calling for some sort of modus vivendi for a few months – in order to allow some time for the economy to recovery and give the coalition government some extra time to settle outstanding issues – have been lost amid a sea of polarization.

All deputies apart from a few exceptions have failed to grasp the seriousness of the situation Greece is in. Most MPs appear driven by a mixture of phobias and obsessions.

Greek voters will soon be called upon to make a choice. The people are understandably frustrated. However, they alone have the power to make the country’s politicians use their common sense and come to an understanding, even now, at the eleventh hour.