Greece: Varoufakis swarmed by reporters following resignation

A crowd of journalists surrounded former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as he arrived at the Finance Ministry in Athens, Monday, following his resignation earlier that morning. "The only important news is the emphatic 'No' of the Greek people who support Alexis Tsipras and the government", was all the former finance minister could say to the press before an unknown onlooker threw water over him, forcing Varoufakis to enter the Finance Ministry building. In the Greek referendum on Sunday, 61.3 percent of registered voters opted for 'No' on the bailout terms proposed by foreign creditors compared to the 38.7 percent who voted 'Yes'. Varoufakis resigned shortly after the referendum results were announced, explaining on his blog that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greece's creditors saw his resignation as "potentially helpful ... in reaching an agreement". He fired a parting shot at his erstwhile political enemies, however, writing that he would “wear the creditors’ loathing with pride”.

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