OPINION

PM is one step behind the game

A whole year has passed since PASOK was elected and there are many conclusions that can be drawn from this period of time. The most important is that Prime Minister George Papandreou is paying the price for a number of crucial mistakes: First, he failed to tell the public the truth about the country’s state of affairs during his pre-election campaign, and secondly, he did not prepare his government adequately on assuming power. He also lost much time after the polls advertising Greece’s financial troubles abroad rather than getting the situation under control. This is still a problem, as the PM is a step behind developments. Important changes have been achieved and more will come but Papandreou must take control of the state apparatus and close the tap that keeps pouring money into a corrupt system. If he doesn’t, the people’s sacrifices will have been in vain.