OPINION

Entering the age of consensus

It is practically impossible for any single-party government, however powerful, to deal single-handedly with the myriad problems and challenges that Greece is facing and it is about time that the country’s politicians finally admitted that we have entered a new phase, one that requires mutual understanding and cooperation.

One of the many things that the crisis has revealed about the country is the fact that its political parties are deeply divided even on a fundamental level. This makes the challenge of ruling alone and taking on the burden of tough negotiations with our international creditors that much more daunting.

Even opinion polls show that preferences do not lie overwhelmingly with any one formation and that the people would prefer to see more cooperation and mutually accepted solutions.

However, if our politicians cannot face the facts, then we can force them to in the way we cast our ballots next Sunday.