OPINION

No principles

The government is now coming face to face with the kind of strong language its officials used during the time when leftist SYRIZA was the country’s main opposition party.

The adoption of legal decrees, which SYRIZA previously criticized as an approach that resembled the practices used by the country’s 1967-74 military dictatorship, is now becoming almost routine for the current administration.

While the appointment of political cronies and party officials to key positions in the public sector used to be a subject of derision, this has now become the norm.

This kind of behavior enrages the Greek people, making them feel repulsed by both the old and the new political establishments.

In the end, what citizens see is that politicians do not adhere to any kind of real principles but simply do whatever suits them, depending on the situation.