Pavlopoulos: “The wound in Democracy has not fully healed yet”

Pavlopoulos: “The wound in Democracy has not fully healed yet”

Athens, April 22, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

As an indelible historical stigma that should be maintained in perpetuity, described the Greek President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the heinous crime against Democracy, which occurred on April 21, 1967, in his message for the sad anniversary.

“It is a stigma that teaches, above all, the value of Democracy”, Pavlopoulos stresses, and this for the following reasons:

“First, Democracy, by nature, is a fragile institutional and political good, whose protection requires ceaseless conscientious vigilance.

Secondly, the risks to the Republic not only exist but also mutate in a way that makes their impact worse, that is more painful for the fundamental human rights and for the cohesion of society.

And thirdly, as Greeks, we must not forget that occasionally wounds in the body of Democracy were for Hellenism in general, national traumas, whose complete healing has not yet occurred. With all the implication this has for our people and our nation”.