It is another day of waiting in Greece. A country on the verge of bankruptcy, a state without a leader. The daily newspaper, Ta Nea wrote, “Time is up.”
The people are in a vacuum, the politicians posturing. The EU is turning the screw and from the White House a veiled warning for the country to, “move as quickly as possible to fulfil its commitments.”
The obvious frustration on the streets was summed up by one Athens resident. “We have fallen apart. These are educated people. And they can’t communicate with each other to come to a decision,” he said.
Former European Central Bank Vice President Lucas Papademos is thought to be the frontrunner among the candidates to lead the unity government ahead of elections expected in February. It’s reported Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos is also in the running.
The Greeks continue to wait, as do the EU and the international markets for the political brinkmanship to end.