Weighing our options
ducing reforms that have so far been the subject mainly of television debates and the cost of whose implementation no one has been willing to take on. This time voters don’t need to send a message to anyone; there is no longer any need for people to go and cast their ballot in a blind rage, as an act of rejection, frustration or punishment. On September 20, we will be deciding what kind of country we want and who can fulfill its real rather than impossible needs. In these elections, each side (voters and candidates) are up against real problems only, not promises. Both sides also have a duty to reflect on what is the most reasonable course of action rather than the desired one, to think about the in- terest of the whole than just themselves. Which party has the officials, the know-how, the potential and the determination to implement the measures and reforms outlined in the new bailout deal? It is more than clear that the memorandum is here; it hasn’t been torn up, chopped down, transformed or made to disappear. Greece’s public sector desperately needs to be rationalized, tax evasion needs to be brought under control, entrepreneurship needs to be boosted and investments need to be supported so that they can grow and multiply, bringing new jobs in the process. As far as the division between the old and the new political systems is concerned, the crisis has been ruthless to those who claimed to be unblemished.