The quartet of officials representing Greece's lenders are due to begin discussing with the government from Wednesday a number of difficult issues that could stand in the way of an agreement on the third bailout being reached on time.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may find it difficult to fulfil his goal of pushing aside the squabble with SYRIZA radicals until after there has been an agreement with lenders on the third bailout.
A split within SYRIZA seems only a matter of time following Monday’s developments in Athens.
SYRIZA’s political secretariat is due to meet on Monday afternoon, possibly in the presence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, after a difficult few days for the party.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hoping for a break from party politics over the next few weeks so he can focus on negotiations with Greece’s lenders but it is not clear if the rebels within his party will allow this period of respite.
The much-anticipated showdown between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and parliamentary speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou failed to materialise on Thursday.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras emerged unscathed from the latest vote on prior actions demanded by Greece’s lenders before talks on a third bailout can begin.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears to have set himself on a collision course with the left wing of SYRIZA, which will likely lead to a showdown that could have a definitive impact on political developments in Greece.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hopes to clear this week the last legislative hurdle at home before resuming negotiations with lenders on the details of a third bailout for Greece.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conducted a reshuffle that was limited in scope and ambition on Friday night, heightening speculation that fresh elections are only a matter of weeks away.