In a televised address, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras greeted the results telling the nation that that the Greek people had made a very bold choice.
“Today we are celebrating the victory of democracy, tomorrow the hard work begins,” he said.
Thousands of No supporters have already hit the streets of Athens tonight in celebration.
Earlier, the head of the opposition New Democracy party Antonis Samaras, resigned.
Following today referendum, European stock markets and the euro are expected to suffer substantial falls .
The Guardian reports:
News coming in that Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, will meet with the country’s head of state, president Prokopis Pavlopoulos in the next half hour, reports Helena Smith.
He will ask the president to convene an emergency meeting of party leaders tomorrow Monday ahead of a EU summit meeting Greek insiders are confirming will take place Tuesday.
Speculation is rife tonight that the leftist-led government may buttress the Greek negotiating team with members of the political opposition who creditors may find more palatable to deal with in the days ahead.
“But the big question is, he will go [to Brussels] with what plan?” asked Anna Diamantopoulos a former EU commissioner.
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