Duties and responsibilities

Great then! Let us assume that Mr. Samaras is over, his ambitious successors must be cheering. Toppling him from his thrown is…

Duties and responsibilities | tovima.gr

Great then! Let us assume that Mr. Samaras is over, his ambitious successors must be cheering. Toppling him from his thrown is supposed to pave the way to power.

So was Mr. Samaras such as easy opponent that he lost the game due to the Presidential election?

In the political sidelines a scenario is being discussed, according to which Mr. Samaras decided to bring the Presidential elections forward after having secured the necessary 180 votes. This scenario does not seem to reflect reality.

The second scenario being discussed is based on the estimation that Mr. Samaras decided to expedite developments given that Parliament would be unable to elect a President.

This scenario is considered by many to be the likeliest. Because the agonizing efforts in favor and against the election, there is also our country’s struggle with our creditors. Carefully looking into the deadlines reveals a lot. The President must be elected the latest by the 29th of December. If he is not elected, then general elections must take place within a month. Therefore we will have a new Parliament in early February in 2015. This new Assembly will have to address the outstanding business of electing a new President. At the same time, the new government will have to present its plans in Parliament. By that point we will be near the end of the three-month deadline of the much-debated “new bailout”. Therefore the new government will have the hot potato of the ongoing crisis in his hands to deal with.

A game is being played behind the scenes that destroy the country.

The duty of the two leaders of the two major parties is obvious. They must meet, in secret if need be, to at least come to a preliminary agreement on what needs to be done.

Nothing more needs to be said.

Stavros P. Psycharis

Originally published in the Sunday print edition

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