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Greek polls show 'No' vote ahead by small margin

Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 00:50

Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum show the 'No' vote leading by a small margin on a bailout proposal from creditors. Mana Rabiee reports.

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As the clock ticked towards the end of voting, final opinion polls showed just over half of all Greeks rejected an international economic bailout. By a slim margin, 52 percent of voters said "No" to an aid package from international creditors. 48 percent said "Yes" for the bailout which could have staved off economic collapse but brought with it further austerity. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras -- who didn't want the bailout -- called the snap referendum just days ago, after talks with creditors broke down. A rejection of the bailout sets Greece on a path out of the Euro, with potentially far-reaching consequences for the global economy. Still, Greece's parliamentary spokesman said the poll results allow the government to move forward now and to quickly seal a different deal it wants with its creditors.

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Greek polls show 'No' vote ahead by small margin

Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 00:50