Government majority increasing instead of diminishing, says gov’t official

The government majority is strengthening instead of weakening, a government official said on Monday night commenting on a decision by independent lawmaker Theodora Megaolikonomou to join SYRIZA’s parliamentary group after the vote.

“It appears that as we march towards the exit from the memoranda, the government majority is increasing instead of diminishing, as was the case with corresponding votes on draft bills for reviews conducted by past governments,” the official said.

The same official said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with SYRIZA’s parliamentary group presidency to discuss the committees in which Megaloikonomou will be inducted, after his return from Nicosia, where he will participate in the Greece-Cyprus-Jordan trilateral meeting.