Letter to the President

Your Excellency Mr. President, In these difficult time, the country is on the verge of losing its mind, as it watches…

Letter to the President | tovima.gr

Your Excellency Mr. President,

In these difficult time, the country is on the verge of losing its mind, as it watches closely by and in silence the events unfolding. The Hellenic Parliament is no longer attacked by hooded demonstrators. It is in danger though from an internal enemy and it doesn’t seem all that different from what is going on in the Parliament of our well-known neighbors.

The political scene is living in the shadow of a the prolonged threat of Greece declaring bankruptcy. The efforts of the last four Prime Ministers (G. Papandreou, L. Papadimos, A. Samaras and A. Tsipras) have failed. Greece is suffering and the people, unfortunately, are struggling.

It is natural for the prolonged financial crisis, which is primarily the result of mistakes and omissions from the political leaders, to undermine the social fabric and bring tension to public life.

Mr. President,

The imminent crisis means that your work will be even more difficult. However, your scientific knowledge and acquired political experience are what brought you to the top of the State pyramid.

Thanks to your experience, extensive legal expertise and patience from your tenure in ministerial positions, you can stay out of the political conflicts.

The reaction, for example, to the statement about currency shows that it is “important to respect the opinions of the majority”, as noted in the dialog between Socrates and Crito.

Stavros P. Psycharis

Originally published in the Saturday print edition

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