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61% No vote in Greek referendum
06 Jul 2015 06:06
More than 61% of Greek voters have rejected fresh austerity demands by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a historic referendum, official results from over 95% of polling stations have shown.
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Thousands of people gathered in central Syntagma Square in Athens to celebrate the result, despite warnings that failure to reach a deal with the creditors could trigger a Greek exit from the eurozone.
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Greek Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his government is ready to return immediately to negotiations with creditors.
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Dismissing talk that the referendum was effectively a vote on whether Greece stays in the euro, Mr Tsipras said the mandate that Greeks had given him was to reach a viable solution rather than clash with Europe.
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"With the difficult circumstances prevailing today you made a very brave choice," Mr Tsipras said in a televised address.
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"I'm fully aware the mandate you gave me is not one of a rupture with Europe but a mandate to strengthen our negotiating position to seek a viable solution."
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Mr Tsipras said he would ask the country's president to summon a meeting of political party leaders to brief them on the situation
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The country's finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said the No majority result was a vote in favour of democracy and social justice and will allow Athens to call on its partners to find a fair deal.
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"As of tomorrow, with this brave 'No' the Greek people handed us.... we will extend a helping hand towards our lenders. We will call on each one of them to find common ground," Mr Varoufakis told reporters.
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