OPINION

You reap what you sow

Political parties that make it to government reap what they sow. When the parties in the current coalition were in the opposition, they encouraged strikes and every extreme form of protest, creating the wave that swept them into power. Now they face a restive society.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has clearly matured in the past few months, albeit at an enormous cost to the country. However, the question is: Will he able to convince the professional and social groups that have risen against him that certain budget cuts and reforms are essential?

The prime minister has taken on an almost impossible mission but he was so eager to be elected that he failed to adopt a slightly more moderate stance when saw his popularity as opposition leader rising.

The simple fact is that the country cannot afford another period of instability; it is questionable whether it can survive the kind of turbulence that nearly destroyed it in 2015 again.