FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Just when media outlets were starting
to speculate on a possible pro-bailout coalition government outcome
after the final results of exit polls, it looks like thing may
start to turn ugly after this incendiary tweet from EU
correspondent for Kathimerini Greek Daily, Mr. Kostas Karkagiannis,
who said "Pasok won't participate in a coalition government without
syriza. Good night and good luck."
Further reports have come out that PASOK may not be up to form the
pro-bailout coalition government unless the leftists of SYRIZA
jumps also on board. While this is very disturbing and shows it
will be a long night, it is the tricks of politics.
The reasoning for such moves from PASOK? SYRIZA has been saying the
result is good enough despite they lost. The conventional wisdom is
that in less than 1 year, Alexis Tsipras would come back in new
elections, defeating with ease the establishment parties as the
rationale behind is that more bailouts will make no difference for
the welfare of the Greek state.
According to Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider: "Now PASOK is
threatening to take that move off the table, and force SYRIZA to be
responsible for the collapse of the government, or at least take
away the option of sitting back as the opposition, and letting
PASOK and New Democracy failed. It's a dramatic gambit that
threatens more chaos, and perhaps another election."