Referendum “No” Vote Leaves Greece’s Future in Doubt
Greeks throw doubt on their future in the euro by overwhelmingly voting “no” in a referendum.
61 percent of Greeks voted down the latest bailout offer from their creditors in a referendum, even though that offer has already been withdrawn.
European leaders were dismayed. German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said negotiations for another bailout were “barely conceivable” now.
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras disputed that what he called a “brave” vote amounted to a rejection of the euro. “Our message is not a message of breaking with Europe but for negotiations for a viable agreement,” he said.
Antonis Samaras, the former prime minister and leader of the opposition New Democracy party, resigned.