Entering the final stretch of negotiations with the institutions, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has begun trying to rally his party for a final push to get the government over the finishing line.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked SYRIZA MPs and members to refrain from speculating about the next elections as polls continue to show the government suffering wear and tear from its handling of foreign policy issues in particular.
Elections of one form or another are on the minds of Greek politicians again even though the date of the next national vote remains undecided.
The Greek government is waiting to hear from Friday’s meeting of the Washington Group to get a clearer understanding of where its lenders stand on the issues that hold the key to making a successful programme exit this summer, including debt relief and fiscal measures.
For yet another day, the Greek government appears to have been consumed by the ongoing friction with Turkey in the Aegean.
Greek politics has been dominated by symbolism over the last few days, particularly as Greek-Turkish relations have become more strained.
The coalition is coming under pressure over apparent differences within the government over how to deal with the increasing friction with Turkey.
Although dozens of prior actions from the fourth review have to be completed in the coming days, the Greek government is doing its utmost to focus on the period after the exit from the programme.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attempted this week to dampen the latest round of speculation regarding when the next general elections might be held.
Foreign policy issues featured prominently on the agenda of the cabinet meeting that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired on Tuesday as the detention of two Greek soldiers by Turkey continues to cause problems for his government.