OPINION

Divisive rhetoric

The kind of cynicism with which government officials are openly dividing Greek citizens into voter-clients and non-voters is nothing short of impressive.

Perhaps this is the sort of strategy that bears fruit in pre-election periods or when rallying around a party or cause is required, but this is not the way to go for anyone wishing to govern the country as a responsible leader.

On the contrary, this is a deeply dividing approach, fit for supporters of non-European extremist populism.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has one last chance to bring citizens together and persuade them of the need for major reforms and changes, even if doing so involves great sacrifices.

If this is something he is genuinely interested in, he will soon have to change his rhetoric, because no people who were artfully divided ever did well.