Editorial: The new government’s challenge
The new government under Mr. Tsipras which is managing the country’s future is breath of fresh air as far as the political…
The new government under Mr. Tsipras which is managing the country’s future is breath of fresh air as far as the political personnel is concerned. Aside from a handful of exceptions, we have totally new people in power, who have not been a part in any previous governments. They have the advantage of not being weighed down by the sins of the past, along with the disadvantage of lacking governmental and managerial authority.
It is also rather clear from the Prime Minister’s choices that the cross-party and intra-party balances played an important role, as is usually the case. So next to Ministers who are distinguished for their tenure in party positions, we more or less have experienced and established scientists. It should be noted though that despite the occasional declarations regarding equal gender opportunities, the presence of women is restricted
The new government and its members will not be judged on their former lives. They will be judged by their ability to effectively manage the problems they will face. Particularly for those who have been appointed in the new super-ministries, they must demonstrate in a very short time that they can consistently and effectively coordinate and organize their subordinates and the dormant state machine. They start their efforts with the expectations of the people who trusted them and those could not be convinced.
However, they have one big foe: time, which is running out and will not allow them any room for error. The opportunity to prove that they can succeed is in their hands. They ought to know that the society that elected them has not more room for delays or failures.