Caretaker Government to be sworn in Friday

Caretaker Government to be sworn in Friday

Athens, August 25, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The timetable of the polls is becoming clearer now, and according to all indications the caretaker government will be sworn in on Friday.

The president of the New Democracy Vangelis Meimarakis completed the cycle of contacts and returned the exploratory mandate to form a government to the President of the Republic.

The order was passed on Monday morning to Panagiotis Lafazanis, who will also have three-day contacts to form a government by this House.

If, this command also proves fruitful, as expected, on Thursday a meeting of political leaders or a telephone conversation of the President of the Republic with party leaders in a last attempt to form a government by this House.

Since neither this final attempt prospers, then Friday, August 28 will be sworn in the caretaker government, President of the Supreme Court, Vassiliki Thanou, acting as interim Prime Minister

Under this timetable, elections will take place on September 20.