Democracy: The Auto-Correct of Nations

Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, meets with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, on Monday 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

As Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spent his time contemplating his future, sitting in his comfortable office in the Maximos Mansion on the famous Herodus Atticus Avenue in the center of Athens, the idea that he would be obligated to visit the President of the Republic and ask for early elections (for the reason he did), could not have possibly crossed his mind.

He certainly could not imagine that his reason for wanting early elections would be that he would lose two …

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