The end of a former monarch and the delicate political balances

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The end of a former monarch and the delicate political balances

Although the information is confusing, the latest update states that the children of the deceased did not ask for the ceremony to take on another upgraded character.

Of Antonis Angeletou

Maximos focused on the careful and balanced management of the proceedings regarding the funeral and burial of the former King Constantine.

They knew in the government camp that there would be “blue” differences in the decision not to hold the ceremony with the honors of the head of state.

Although the information is confusing, the latest update states that the children of the deceased did not ask for the ceremony to take on another upgraded character.

In the final “scale”, in addition to the most appropriate choice, it seems that it was calculated that the internal party reactions would cause much less “decibels” than the voices of the opposition which would find another opportunity to rally.

The interpretation that the prime minister “turned a blind eye” to the political center cannot be considered wrong.

What is certain is that he did not give the parties that were waiting for him in the corner the opportunity to talk about a “right turn” of the blue faction.

The differentiation of Antonis Samaras and the posts of some government officials, which showed their annoyance, were expected.

It didn’t bother Herodos Atticus staff, as they were addressing a certain conservative New Democracy audience that has never left the party, even in difficult times.

Of course, there is also the part of the voters who were concerned, since as they argued, the faction should not show that it has phobic syndromes towards the state question that has expired since 1974.

This specific event, of course, came to add to the already existing problem that New Democracy is facing in the “right-wing apartment building”.

As far as SYRIZA is concerned, the political confrontation peaked only yesterday when the government announced the upgrade of the representation to a higher level with the presence of the vice-president Panagiotis Pikramenou.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis can no longer decide on a single funeral and is dragged by Mr. Samaras and the extreme right. From the burial as a private person, in one day he upgraded the representation with Mr. Bitter and popular pilgrimage. We are waiting to see if half of the cabinet and half of Mr. Mitsotakis’ parliamentary group will have been added by Monday. This is the famous “turn to the center” of Mr. Mitsotakis».

It is clear the tactics of the official opposition which wishes not to focus on the central decision of Maximos, but on those who will finally be from the majority on Monday in the Metropolis.

And of course to prove that the right wing of Piraeus is the one that prevails.

Sources from Maximos clarified that the presence of so many high-ranking guests forced the change of the original plan, with the presence of the deputy prime minister, as it has to do with the image the country gives abroad. PASOK executives described the prime minister’s decision as correct.

“Forbidden”, however, the New Democracy has not included any executive who wishes to attend the funeral of the former king.

In the political debate in recent days, the historical events of modern political history connected with the deposed monarch have returned.

It is true that he was not distinguished for his leadership skills. Neither the conflict with George Papandreou in 1965 nor the swearing in of the leaders of the dictatorship were his top moments. Would choosing an upgraded ceremony be interpreted as a “pardon”?

Certainly not with the final decision moving in the context of the current political situation in the country and the balances that have been created.

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