Also knowing as a fact that the second four-year term of every government is always worse than the first, PASOK only stands to lose from forming a coalition with New Democracy.
It is good to see cooperation between successive governments, but that applies to those that have received a vote of confidence.
There is another phenomenon worth noting: the boost in popularity for former PASOK officials who have moved to rival parties.
There’s not much to say about the disadvantages of simple proportional representation that we don’t already know all too well.
The state is full of strange cogs and wheels. A raise of 10% in public sector salaries does not necessarily mean an increase of 10% in payroll costs.
It should be noted that at the end of the day, a country with such a trade balance needs a lot of money to be able to repay its creditors.
The Tempe rail disaster in February had only a brief impact on voter attitudes.
Government officials can easily dodge questions about the export of the spyware to Sudan.
We are never going back to a system dominated by two parties that cumulatively secured 80% of the vote.
A court decided that the publication of someone’s conviction in a public trial paid for by Greek taxpayers “constitutes an insult to his personality”!
Someone who believes the Earth is flat can sue an astrophysicist for saying otherwise and the case will most likely reach a court.
We know from experience that ‘shooting in the air’ can be fatal. Οn Easter Sunday of 2019, a man with a handgun fired into the air and the bullet ended up in the head of an 8-year-old girl.
Androulakis’ statement may, therefore, seem outrageous to the political system, but it is in no way an “institutional affront and a challenge to the democratic order”.
Trump’s legacy not only afflicts the United States.
The biggest problem is our failure to discuss the fact that under Greek political rules, a ministerial office and legislative office are not incompatible.
The issue is why investments in the railway system and its safety were so measly during this government’s tenure.
The market dictates morals. The applause, the glory, the high salaries of the worst among us, created examples to be followed.
What the railway needs (security systems, remote control etc) already exists in the metro, since it started operating.
The worst thing, though, is the sheer mess of the response – again.
There is no arguing that the right to protest is sacrosanct, even when the claims being made by the protesting parties may seem like complete nonsense. But…