Alexis Tsipras has added to the ongoing speculation about snap polls in the autumn by indicating that he believes Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to call a general election several months ahead of schedule.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis broached a pressing national issue – demographics – on Wednesday, but also one that is somewhat sensitive for his party, particularly when it comes to the issue of migration.
As speculation continues about the timing of the next elections, opinion polls are still suggesting that there can be no clear winner at the next ballot and that a second vote, under the electoral law passed by the current government, or even a coalition could be needed to form the next administration.
Turkey has completely cut off bilateral talks with Greece following a relevant decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Although the cost-of-living crisis remains the number one concern for citizens and, therefore, for the government, which is frantically working on options for further relief, there was a reminder for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the weekend that another disastrous wildfire season over the summer might destroy any plans to hold snap elections in the autumn.
The government is mulling further measures to cushion the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as the political temperature rises in the build-up to the next elections, which are due next year but could be held earlier.
The government’s latest education reform bill has been put to public consultation amid tensions surrounding the policing of university campuses.
The Greek government has come under fire from opposition parties at home after it was announced that it is engaging in an arms swap deal with Germany so that Athens can supply Ukraine with old army vehicles.
The government in Athens has turned its focus on the deteriorating relations with Turkey, raising the issue both on the international and the domestic stage.
There are growing concerns about whether the Greek government can keep up with the pace necessary to ensure the release of EU funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) for a wide range of projects, while Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras has urged the authorities to ensure that the money goes to the appropriate enterprises.