OPINION

Harmful talk

Early elections would not serve any purpose for Greece right now, and neither do threats that the government will collapse.

It has become abundantly clear that the only solution lies in the government reaching a deal with the country’s international creditors – at least in the minds of those who know that a eurozone exit and a return to the isolation of a national currency is not an option.

The mandate of the leftist-led government that was voted into power on January 25 is still fresh and gives it the authority to conduct a negotiation that will end in Greece remaining a part of the common currency.

Early elections would simply take us back to where we are now, only by then our banks will have shut down and our public coffers will be completely empty. This is not a solution anyone, except for those who would save political face by destroying the country, would entertain.