Greece has overwhelmingly rejected Europe’s latest bailout package, plunging the country’s future in the Eurozone into jeopardy.
With all of the votes counted in a referendum that will shape the future of the continent, the ‘No’ campaign has a staggering 61 per cent of the vote – 22 points ahead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for an EU crisis summit to find a ‘solution’ for Greece, with leaders set to meet in Brussels tomorrow.
Thousands of anti-austerity voters took to the streets in celebration as the leader of the pro-EU ‘Yes’ campaign resigned, but there were some minor skirmishes between protesters and riot police as tensions bubbled over.
But German politicians warned of ‘disaster’ as they accused Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of ‘tearing down bridges’ between Greece and Europe, with stock markets expected to take a sharp hit when they open this morning.
The news comes as Yanis Varoufakis today made the shock announcement that he is resigning as Finance Minister with immediate effect despite playing a key role in securing the ‘No victory’.
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