A bub­ble ready to pop

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The dis­ap­point­ment and anger Alexis Tsipras’s coali­tion gov­ern­ment prompted among a sig­nif­i­cant part of the coun­try’s youth is a se­ri­ous is­sue. Many young peo­ple be­lieved that by vot­ing for SYRIZA they were cast­ing their bal­lot for an anti-sys­temic power. They had been swayed by SYRIZA’s pre-elec­tion prom­ises for a new, fair and mod­ern sys­tem of gov­er­nance. They have been bit­terly dis­ap­pointed in ev­ery re­spect. The gov­ern­ment made up of SYRIZA and In­de­pen­dent Greeks failed to break with the past or to cut Greece loose from its bailout com­mit­ments. What’s more, on the em­ploy­ment front, young peo­ple’s prospects have de­te­ri­o­rated over the past few months. The prime min­is­ter needs to be care­ful be­cause this part of the dis­en­chanted youth, the ma­jor­ity of them out of work, is a caul­dron ready to boil over. Greece’s pro-Euro­pean par­ties need to in­tro­duce new faces and re­fresh their rhetoric so that they can con­vince the coun­try’s young peo­ple that there is a fu­ture af­ter the “SYRIZA bub­ble.”

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