The SYRIZA administration, which is nearing the completion of its term, could be summed up with the developments at Greece's Public Power Corporation. The country's biggest business is being kept on life support until the general election so that the next government will have to deal with its rescue.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to break with tradition and not address the annual general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) sent the opposite message to the one he probably intended - to emphatically show that he does not maintain close ties with big business interests.
An inter-party committee that convenes at the Interior Ministry has decided that the sole parliamentary elections debate will be held on 1 July between PM and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata, KKE Greek Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas, and Centrists' Union leader Vasilis Leventis.
Terence Quick, the former deputy minister of state with Independent Greeks during the nationalist party's coalition with ruling SYRIZA will be running in next month's snap elections with the incumbent leftists.
According to an announcement from SYRIZA, the ex-television journalist will be running for a seat in Parliament representing Athens' northern constituency.
Deputy Digital Policy Minister Lefteris Kretsos is taking over as government spokesperson during the election campaign, the prime minister's office announced Friday.
Dimitris Tzanakopoulos gave up the post to run with ruling SYRIZA's ticket in the national elections on July 7.
On Thursday, Antonis Roupakiotis was sworn in caretaker Interior Minister, ahead of the elections.