Elections and smuggling

As a rule of thumb, the candidate Prime Ministers in Greece believe one thing, say another and ultimately do something else…

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As a rule of thumb, the candidate Prime Ministers in Greece believe one thing, say another and ultimately do something else when they rise to power.

From their behalf, the Greek people have voted for decades knowing that the big words will remain on paper (alternatively, the old say of “close your nose and vote for them” still applies).

So we are headed towards year another electoral showdown the result of which is presumed to be a change in div as usual – and the government will remain.

So who is at fault? If we assume that Mr. Samaras and Mr. Tsipras are not clashing over personal differences (one supports Olympiacos and the other Panathinaikos), then what are those mysterious forces that disallow each government from running the country?

Convincing answers are needed for these questions because more and more people are watching us.

Note: The question a senior European Union offers asked Mr. Tsipras was not publicized:
“I cannot understand how Greece is the first country worldwide in smuggling fuel. And cigarettes…”

Stavros P. Psycharis

Originally published in the Sunday print edition

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