OPINION

Dashed expectations

A year has gone by since the leftist-led coalition was first elected to power, and the expectations of a large part of society have been dashed.

Those who believed that it would pursue a different model of governance are daily seeing evidence of not just past but also the worst tactics of the Greek political system. The appointment of cronies to key public administration positions and the style of power management will not only fail to take the country forward but has already taken it several steps back.

There were also those who believed that the government would “win” the all-out clash with the creditors. Now they face extremely painful prospects.

Maybe this is the greatest thing to come out of the “SYRIZA experience,” the realization that there are no easy, magical or so-called revolutionary solutions to the problems dogging the country, which will never break free of its constraints without a plan, unity and hard work.