Gov’t los­ing its foot­ing

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

The im­age that the gov­ern­ment has been pro­ject­ing over the past few months, and more so in re­cent days, in­spires very lit­tle trust and con­fi­dence in the peo­ple of this coun­try. Con­stant bick­er­ing and dis­agree­ments be­tween mem­bers of the Prime Min­is­ter Ge­orge Pa­pan­dreou’s Cabi­net, along with the ob­vi­ous ab­sence of a clear nerve cen­ter of gov­ern­ment where pol­icy is drawn up and co­or­di­nated, are caus­ing con­fu­sion and mag­ni­fy­ing the un­cer­tainty that has led to a freeze on al­most all eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity. So far, Greeks have taken a ma­ture stance to­ward the dif­fi­cult changes that they have had to ex­pe­ri­ence and shown pa­tience with the gov­ern­ment re­gard­less of the neg­a­tive ef­fects that cost-cut­ting mea­sures and changes to the so­cial se­cu­rity sys­tem have had on their lives. Now, though, they are be­gin­ning to ques­tion whether the gov­ern­ment has a plan to get the coun­try out of this cri­sis, whether it is work­ing as a team that has the same goal and whether it is re­ally run­ning the show or not.

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