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The coalition government stitched together by Lucas Papademos has successfully concluded its mandate and, as agreed, the Greek political system is headed for a snap election on 6 May.
These are being described as the most important elections in Greece in the last thirty years, whose results may determine not only Greece’s place in Europe but perhaps even the fate of the Eurozone itself.
It seems that the Greek people are faced with a truly rotten dilemma. For after two years of unprecedented hardship, there are being presented with stark choice: either support the euro rescue packages and thus continued hardship or face expulsion from the euro and absolute chaos.
My reference to the bailout packages as euro packages is not accidental: while they are customarily described as the Greek bailout packages, it is clear that the Greek people and their well being, in terms of priority ranking, probably figure at the very, […]

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