The centre-right coalition government will be put to the test if the stalled UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks resume based on a draft joint communique if it is accepted by President Anastasiades.
This, however, is unacceptable to Diko.
"Important consultations are underway related to drafting a final and substantive joint statement (highlighting the key principles of an overall solution)," government spokesman Christos Stylianides said shortly after a draft was leaked to the press yesterday.
But his cautious optimism that "on Cyprus, things can be so close yet so far. A word can make all the difference" did not appease Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos.
The hardline party leader sent the message that the draft communiqué was unacceptable.