OPINION

Time to get their act together

The repetition of scandals has undermined the very credibility of the country’s political system. Touching upon all of Greece’s institutions, the stench of corruption has now spread across all levels of the fabric of society. The apologists of corruption continue to insist that politics and morality are two different things. But that is certainly not the case. The fiscal chaos facing the national economy as well as the country’s other structural shortcomings leave absolutely no room for errors and further delays. However, no politician in Greece can possibly persuade Greek voters to shoulder the burden that is required, unless they can first convince them that they are determined to do away with the insidious graft and corruption within their own parties and without any intention of disguising their wrongs. Doing this will surely require much courage, but voters are quickly losing patience with their representatives’ repeated failure to get their act together.