The is­sue is, can they?

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

Our politi­cians are ob­vi­ously un­able to rise to the oc­ca­sion in these his­tor­i­cal times. The prime min­is­ter agrees that we need a gov­ern­ment of trully ca­pa­ble peo­ple, yet he con­tin­ues to be led by those within his party who want noth­ing to change sig­nif­i­cantly in the way it gov­erns. The op­po­si­tion leader con­sis­tently re­fuses to back the gov­ern­ment in its re­form ef­fort, opt­ing in­stead for ideas that be­long in 2004. Mean­while, union-led protests are pick­ing up pace and threat­en­ing tourism rev­enues on which we de­pend so much. Our part­ners don’t want to see Greece crash but we in­sist on try­ing their pa­tience. The is­sue that re­mains is whether the prime min­is­ter and the op­po­si­tion leader are ca­pa­ble to do­ing what needs to be done. If it is found that they are not, then Greece needs to form a new gov­ern­ment soon whose only task will be to ne­go­ti­ate a new deal that will get the coun­try out of the bank­ruptcy tra­jec­tory.

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