we share the same desires as the overwhelming majority of Greek voters who would like to see a substantial campaign period without distraction from vociferous or empty rhetoric. The parties must discuss the main issues that the next government will be called upon to handle, including the social security issue and education reform. They must ensure a minimum level of communication to work on the chronic problems that have put the brakes on Greece’s progress. People work hard every day for the country’s future. It’s time the politicians gave them a hand.