OPINION

No more smoke and mirrors

Any speculation that the upcoming snap elections may fail to produce a government and may have to be followed by a second round of polling must be laid to rest, particularly by the parties vying for power. The consequences of such an outcome would be nothing short of devastating for the country.

The likelihood that any of the main parties will be able to command a parliamentary majority in Greece’s 300-seat House appears increasingly unlikely with each day that goes by.

It is crucial that every party hoping to win the elections and form a government makes it perfectly clear who it plans to govern with and what kind of coalition and program it has in mind before Greeks cast their ballots.

The voters of this country need clear answers. They need to know their options ahead of the polls. So-called creative ambiguity is no longer acceptable to the people, who have already paid such a hefty price because of it.