Politická evoluce

Lidé kdekoliv na světě si přejí nový vztah s mocí – více autonomie a více respektu. To odráží naši současnou éru, v níž nové znalosti, myšlenky a možnosti učinily naši identitu bohatší, těkavější a méně poplatnou osudu. Informační společnost a globalizace současně učinily náš svět nejistějším – zažíváme v něm rizika, která obvyklá politika až dosud nedokázala řešit.

Jako vůdce politické strany dnes pokládám za svou ústřední ideu poskytnout větší moc jednotlivcům. Předseda tradiční politické strany říká svým stoupencům: „Můžete mi věřit.“ Myslím si, že budoucnost pokrokové politiky spočívá v tom, že předáci věří občanům . Jde o nový typ vztahu.

My ve straně PASOK, kterou vedu, jsme začali promýšlet, co chceme od politiky v praktickém slova smyslu a jak toho lze dosáhnout způsobem, jenž respektuje životy lidí. Provádíme změny v nejvyšším vedení, abychom stranu otevřeli širší účasti občanů. Odlišné názory potřebujeme stavět do popředí , nikoliv ukrývat , a své strany musíme vnímat méně jako „válečné štáby“ a více jako biodiverzifikované mozkové trusty či pracovní skupiny.

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