- Tsipras: Democracy cannot be blackmailed
- Merkel and Hollande want emergency summit
- Latest summary: Greece votes No, by a landslide
- Official projection says 61% vote No
- Photos: No supporters celebrate
- Analysts fear Greek banks may collapse
- Track the results here
Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has claimed the successful No campaign is a “majestic, big YES to a democratic, rational Europe.”
Varoufakis accuses Greece’s creditors of attempting to “humiliate” the leftwing government by forcing stringent austerity, and dragging them into an agreement which “offers no firm commitment to a sensible, well-defined debt restructure.”
Today’s referendum delivered a resounding call for a mutually beneficial agreement between Greece and our European partners. We shall respond to the Greek voters’ call with a positive approach to:
A great short film here from John Domokos.
From the Syriza faithful to the run-down docks of Piraeus and the middle-class district of Faliro, Greeks spent the day of the referendum locked in debate, suspense and catharsis.
For some it was a day they sent a message to Europe that they will ‘not be intimidated’. But many Greeks fear trouble lies ahead. As one voter said, both a yes and no outcome would result in calamity: ‘We’re three metres from the iceberg and we’re here to be asked if we’re going to go right or left.’ Either way, he said, ‘we’re going to hit the iceberg’.