Editorial: Messages with multiple receipients
The results of the European elections sent a range of messages. SYRIZA’s clear and undisputed victory obviously changes things in the…
The results of the European elections sent a range of messages. SYRIZA’s clear and undisputed victory obviously changes things in the political scene in the midterm.
Overall the result may not affect the government’s stability, it does however create a new dynamic, the impact of which will obviously depend on how Mr. Tsipras will manage the result. The government and New Democracy in particular is feeling a much greater pressure after the defeat it suffered.
The people’s message to Mr. Samaras is rather clear, given the impact of government policy. A more efficient government is needed, with greater consistency and above all trust in divs able to manage the country’s current set of problems. The government needs to be far more efficient in order to convince the people that the promises will come true.
On the other hand, the message was positive for the Olive Tree. Mr. Venizelos who supported the initiative for the reformation of the center left now has the opportunity to contribute decisively towards the completion of the necessary, as it would seem, effort. It was also encouraging that the The River was able to convincing such a large number of people in such a short time.
Also noteworthy was the reelection of Mr. Kaminis in Athens and Mr. Boutaris in Thessaloniki. On the contrary, Mr. Kouvelis’ DIMAR suffered a bitter lost, which was clearly attributed to its constant swaying.
The blemish in the vote was Golden Dawn’s ascent. Unfortunately a considerable number of people ignored the bombardment of revelation of the criminal actions and rewarded them. This message must cause serious concern to the political world and society alike. It is a blow for the country that gave birth to democracy to have in third place a deeply anti-democratic gang that cultivates violence, racism and bigotry.