Un­cer­tain and con­fused

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Af­ter a year and a half in power, Ge­orge Pa­pan­dreou’s So­cial­ist gov­ern­ment is fail­ing to in­spire con­fi­dence among vot­ers. The end­less ar­gu­ments be­tween min­is­ters and the lack of a core team of of­fi­cials as­signed with the co­or­di­na­tion of gov­ern­ment work have raised con­fu­sion and concern that is in­evitably tak­ing a toll on eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity. The pub­lic has so far demon­strated ma­tu­rity and pa­tience, shoul­der­ing the bur­den of cuts and so­cial se­cu­rity sys­tem re­forms. How­ever, more and more peo­ple are be­gin­ning to ques­tion whether the PASOK ad­min­is­tra­tion re­ally has a plan to pull the debt-rid­den coun­try out of the cri­sis. There hardly seems to be a set of se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials who share the same goals or even a leader for that mat­ter. A con­tin­u­a­tion of the ex­ist­ing ten­sion and foot-drag­ging will be dis­as­trous. Pa­pan­dreou and his gov­ern­ment must re­al­ize that there is sim­ply no time for the­o­ret­i­cal blather and hes­i­ta­tion.

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