In all things moderation

It is not just the Greek state that is teetering on the brink of collapse, but the entire political system. The combination of inefficient management and widespread corruption has dealt a serious blow to its credibility. The political crisis, furthermore, comes at a time when the country faces the risk of defaulting on its loans if it fails to implement the austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Greece needs strong governance, not the kind of leadership it has seen in the past years or even in the past months. While the government’s drive to resolve pending corruption cases is commendable, it should be wary about turning the political body into an anarchic maelstrom of mutual recriminations.

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