Is there room for hope?
Despite the daily rise in tension and polarization, we need to be optimistic. But can we hope that after the coming elections things will not be as bad as today's politics predict? Can we look forward not to instability and uncertainty but towards a newfound spirit of consensus, so that the country can make progress?
A positive factor is that the three largest parties, those that will determine developments after the elections, do not have serious differences as to Greece's place in the world.
But the problem that limits the country's prospects is that which occupies the parties and constitutes the basis of their disputes - the mentality which dominates the political scene. This includes the parties' inability to work together, fear of the political cost of necessary decisions, blind faith in luck (the belief that all will be fine even if we are unprepared),...
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