Tsipras and Kammenos try to fend off rumours of deepening rift
New centre-left party keeps political options open at inaugural congress
Coalition tries to move focus back to scandals
Coalition struggles to contend with fallout from football crisis
PM sparks speculation with Theodorakis talks as centre-left gears up for congress
Football chairman's actions threaten to blow coalition off course again
Tension between coalition and political opponents here to stay
Even though Greece’s lenders are turning their attention towards debt relief and the programme exit, two of the most valuable political prizes Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to claim ahead of the next elections, the government still seems to believe it can gain from tension with its political opponents.
Proceedings regarding the preliminary judicial inquiry into the Novartis affair were due to begin on Monday, with members of the committee expected to vote SYRIZA MP Theodoros Dritsas as the panel’s chairman.
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