OPINION

Looking for leadership

An invisible force is bringing the country down. Our government has proved weak and inefficient considering the circumstances, while the main opposition is stuck in petty, personal feuds and never-ending behind-the-scenes activity. The photo op from Saturday’s meeting of party leaders speaks for itself.

How can we exit this vicious cycle? Where is the kind of leadership that could lead Greece beyond the crisis and be worthy of representing the country on the table of the large geopolitical negotiations which is currently unfolding? Such leadership is nowhere to be found right now, perhaps because we are living the results of an accumulated, decades-long systemic failure.

Some consider that the best scenario, for the time being, is for the country to stand on its feet by taking tiny, timid steps ahead, and to stay safe and unaffected by all the terrifying things going on around it. Perhaps they are right, provided the country does not come across as a sedated patient, pinning all hopes of a recovery on a miracle. The country deserves better than that.