The author argues that there is more at stake in Greece than a national economy and a parliament.
...what is especially important is the broader social and historical context of these elections. The collapse of credibility in the entire political system underlies the essential paradox of these elections: a bankrupt country, whose population is profoundly disaffected with the political system, gathers to exercise its democratic right to elect officials that are to preside over a national terrain that has effectively lost its sovereignty.Of course, the author is referring to capitalist "democracy" which is a fake form of democracy instituted in the late 18th century to seduce working people into assisting the bourgeoisie fight against the aristocracy which led to the latter's downfall and numerous revolutions.
We are witnessing a dramatic articulation of the essential contradiction between democracy and capitalism. More than ever, this is the essential political problem of our times.