After a several hours of delays and a host of consultations, the new SANEL (SYRIZA and Independent Greeks) coalition government was announced, and from the looks of things the kleptocracy in our land continues uninterrupted, despite the significant advances made toward the Golden Dawn of Hellenism. Of course this was to be expected, since the deepest darkness is always just before dawn.
Reviewing the list of new ministers we focused our attention on those that will be handling public works and the economy. Here, we found that Giorgos Stathakis has been appointed as Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism, which puts him in charge of the tollways and the ship-owners. There really couldn’t be any… better choice.
Let’s take a look at the minister’s background:
SYRIZA MP of Chania, Giorgos Stathakis, is in charge of SYRIZA’s Growth and Development area. The Political Economics professor has invested in domestic and foreign mutual funds, with their value amounting to 376,000€. This specific sum includes 100,000€ related to purchases in shares of BlackRock and JP Morgan. As for Mr. Stathakis’ savings, they are comprised of deposits in both European and American currency. Broken down, his savings consist of 304,630€ and $201,329 (146,431€).
It is known that Stathakis is accused of misappropriating at the criminal level in the well-known case at the University of Crete (where millions were stolen), but parliament… “acquitted” him, with New Democracy agreeing.
It is easily understood that with this person in a position of power, the “tycoons” of public life have struck gold and will be on easy street for the duration of the SANEL coalition governments reign. Everyone that voted for SYRIZA from today on has only themselves to blame.