After repeated failures it was announced at the nine o’clock news that discussions will be resumed tomorrow between the leaders of PASOK and New Democracy. Journalists, claiming various “sources” mentioned the names of Mr. Papadimos, who flatly stated that he had not been approached, then Dr. Vassilis Skouris’name was withdrawn. Parliament Chairman Philipos Petsalnikos was, apparently, vetoed by the New Democracy MPs.

The best comment I read was posted by a friend on Facebook: “I prefer Greece without a government. It is the first week this year that no new tax was imposed and no more pension cuts were made”.