Coalition puts on fresh face but poll sees support draining away

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government’s new spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, (the 34-year-old who headed Alexis Tsipras’s political office since last year) made his first appearance in his new role on Tuesday but the latest opinion poll underlines that the coalition will need much more than fresh, young faces to revive its fortunes.

Tzanakopoulos talked up the positive comments from Monday’s Eurogroup and played down talks of rifts within SYRIZA following the cabinet reshuffle. However, his attempts to convince journalists that the government is on a sound footing came against a ba...

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