With the Euro in mind
Today the people are going to decide and vote on what happens in public life and the country at large. The election results will be a true indicator…
Today the people are going to decide and vote on what happens in public life and the country at large.
The election results will be a true indicator of the upcoming political developments. The first round of municipal elections yielded results that need interpretation.
It is a fact that you fudge the numbers you can make up whatever political climate you wish. It is easy to create extreme situations, whether intentionally or not.
The announcement of electoral results in the order the Interior Ministry sends them out does not begin until every singly polling station has closed, so that the last-minute voters are not influenced by rumors based on inaccurate polls. These sort of manipulations are more than just fireworks, they are land mines for Democracy.
Imagine what would happen if last week’s elections were political; if the polling companies predicted a landslide victory for one party only for the Ministry to announce the complete opposite two hours later. Athens would go up in flames.
But neither will Athens go up in flames, nor will the country collapse; the vast majority of Greeks will go to vote today with the Euro in (their) mind!
Stavros P. Psycharis
– Originally published in the Saturday print edition