Greece: Varoufakis slams creditors as 'OXI' vote leads with 61 %

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis addressed the nation in Athens following the likely 'no' vote in Sunday's referendum on conditions for a Greek bailout. So far 89.94% of the Greek bailout vote has been counted with 'no' voters leading with 61.46%. Varoufakis reiterated that the Syriza government had two main goals since coming into power, "to end the endless austerity, and to re-negotiate the debt", but that the country's creditors had "denied any conversation during the last five months." The Greek Interior Ministry is due to officially announce the results of the bailout referendum later on Sunday. The people of Greece submitted their 'yes' or 'no' votes between 04:00 and 16:00 GMT. A 'no' vote rejects new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors - the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) - while a 'yes' would have accepted the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

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