The political bet of 2013

From the June 2012 elections until now, the public dialogue in Greece was monopolized by issues related to the disbursement of a large tranche of the EU-ECB-IMF loan to Greece, and the additional measures that would follow with the associated “Memorandum III”. On these issues the two “new political camps” of pro and anti-memorandum, which have replaced – at least so far – the domestic two-party system, positioned themselves clearly. The tranche disbursement a few days ago essentially kept the government alive, strengthened the Prime Minister’s personal approval, and weakened the anti-memorandum rhetoric.