So George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, is to survive a no-confidence motion.
And that will clear the way for the further austerity measures the country needs to secure a E12bn rescue package backed by other eurozone states.
That, at least, was the scenario being bet on in financial markets, where risk assets across the board had a more positive day.
London shares closed up 1.4%, while Wall Street stocks were up more than 1% in late deals.
And many raw materials, including grains, enjoyed their most solid progress for quite some while.
Buying was encouraged by technical signs, given the extent of the recent declines, which had seen Chicago wheat, for instance, lost $1 a bushel over six sessions, and touch its lowest level since the start of December.
"The market has taken a great deal of risk premium out of the market. The market is now deeply oversold," US Commodities said, also noting a key report due next week on US crop sowings - the prospect of which might be encouraging many investors to take a cautious stance.
Also, the weather took a turn for the worse, with analysts taking increasing notice of the prospect of hot weather early next month, a forecast highlighted on Monday by Agrimoney.com.
"The US weather looks a bit more threatening. Some forecasters have a ridge in the 11-to-15 day outlook that stays. Others have it staying for 2-3 days, then the jet stream flattens," US Commodities said.
"We do not need the pattern to go dry with shallow roots."
Furthermore, the threat of flooding has stuck around, posing a number of crop threats, including to the soft red winter
Chicago's July contract soared 2.3% to $6.74 ¼ a bushel with its Kansas hard red winter peer, which does not attract as much speculative interest (for which read short-covering this time) adding a more modest 0.3% to $8.03 ½ a bushel.
In Europe, Paris wheat for November added 0.4% to E212.50 a tonne, while its London peer gained 0.9% to £174.00 a tonne.
Back in Chicago, corn gained 1.0% to $7.07 ½ a bushel for July, maintaining a premium over Chicago wheat, but losing quite some ground against the new crop December corn lot, which added 3.0% to $6.80 ¼ a bushel.
This worried Darrell Holaday at Country Futures as to the sustainability of Tuesday's rebound.
"The strength in all of the grains would be more impressive if the old crop/new crop spreads were gaining in value. Instead they are losing value," he said.
"That is not a bullish sign."
And New York