OPINION

Raising the bar

We often complain about the low caliber of the country’s political staff.

We are just days ahead of crucial general elections and many voters feel that they don’t have a choice of candidates who are not a sheer embarrassment.

What is interesting, however, is that when someone serious, who is acclaimed for their work – not in party mechanisms but in real life, decides to take the plunge into Greek politics, they face discouragement from their family and friends.

Greece is in dire need of experienced and worthy people to fill the seats of its Parliament.

Nobody is saying that politics is an easy or particularly “clean” job, but if we leave it in the hands of the party apparatchiks, union strongmen and other such undesirables, we are going to end up in even more trouble than we are today.