OPINION

Responsibility and restraint

One of the main threats currently hovering over the post-election period is the that of an outright clash between the country’s political forces.

Members of Greece’s leftist opposition have unfortunately been indulging in abusive rhetoric and intimidation over the past few years. They have legitimized abusive language and entered into unholy alliances – even with individuals from the far right of the political spectrum – in the name of anti-systemic, anti-bailout struggle.

It would be a grave mistake if the country’s center-right were to take the same path. The day after the general election will be extremely tough. It will take a great deal of responsibility and restraint to prevent the ship from hitting the rocks.

Regardless of the outcome on January 25, however, Greece will always need a robust, moderate conservative party that can guarantee the country’s European orientation.