OPINION

All parties behind one goal

Panic has seized a large section of Greece’s politicians as they begin to realize the repercussions of International Monetary Fund involvement and the implications of the country adapting to close economic supervision. It’s not easy to admit that you have failed to manage the entire nation’s finances. However, there is a silver lining to all this: The country shall not default on its payments; it will be forced to solve problems that previous generations of politicians dared not touch out of fear of the political cost and it will have a good opportunity to tidy up its financial mess. It won’t be an easy task. Thousands of people will find themselves in dire financial straits and the government will have to deal with the threat of social unrest. For this reason, it is crucial that the state punish those who are responsible for the financial and tax crimes. Things have come to a head. The prime minister and the conservative opposition must put aside their petty political differences and prove to Greek voters that they are worthy of administering their fate.