FRANKFURT, June 29 (Reuters) - Greek central bank Governor and European Central Bank policymaker, George Provopoulos, warned that a ‘no’ vote by Greek politicians on the country’s austerity measures on Wednesday would be “suicide”.
Greece’s parliament holds a crucial vote later on whether to submit the country to a fresh wave of unpopular austerity measures as it attempts to avoid a debt default [ID:nL3E7HT08P].
Speaking to the Financial Times, Provopoulos sent a stark warning about the consequences if politicians fail to back the plans.
“For parliament to vote against this package would be a crime - the country would be voting for its suicide,” he said.
Reporting by Marc Jones; Editing by Toby Chopra