Greek referendum : Polls close with “No”

Greek referendum : Polls close with “No”

Greek referendum : Polls close with “No”

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jul, 2015 | 10:51 am

Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe.

Casting their ballots in the hastily arranged referendum, millions of people delivered an unambiguous message to Greece’s creditors.

The final result in the referendum was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% who voted “Yes”. Turnout was reported as 62.5%.

Though the message from Greek ballot boxes is clear, European officials and “Yes” supporters have warned the result could see Greece ejected from the eurozone.

The euro fell across the board in Asian markets after the referendum.

Thousands of Greeks celebrated in the streets after the vote, waving flags, chanting and setting off fireworks.

Meanwhile Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said that the Greeks made a “brave choice” in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout.

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