Do what you say and say what you do!
Politicians way up to the credibility of the list may be long and difficult – it’s hard to reconcile credibility by force.
Credibility implies that you do, what you say and say what you do. But if a politician will have influence and power, it requires that they make compromises with other politicians. And it may be costing credibility over time.
The politicians need to articulate clear goals for what they want with their communities. But there must be action behind.
One should make sure that behavior and communication are linked. Otherwise, the credibility will decline further.
Politicians’ Towards a better location on the credibility of the list will not be any easier by the fact that the past year has been a massive focus on broken promises by the media.
We are becoming bombarded with stories of politicians who change position continuously on their promises. And it keeps them in a role as untrustworthy.
If people are trying to sell a message, there is reason to be skeptical. So they have as a reason to distort reality. They have a message or agenda, they would like to sell, and this is easy to decode.
However, it is worrying that many also believe that journalists have low credibility.
In an ideal world, journalists do not lie so low on the list. But it seems that many believe that journalists are too closely linked to the spin doctors and politicians. And this is a worrying development.
There is no doubt that Greece for years has been badly governed. If we look at international statistics before the financial crisis, it is typical to Greece in the World Bank’s political management efficiency along with countries such as Italy, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria ranks worst among 33 western countries.
The same picture emerges in the World Bank’s corruption index. Among EU countries and other western countries was corruption in Greece in 2008, surpassed only by Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
It is therefore not surprising, that the Greek population’s trust in political institutions is down.