Tsipras upbeat about funding deal but also mulls referendum in case of impasse

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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In his first TV interview since becoming prime minister, Alexis Tsipras expressed his optimism regarding an agreement with lenders in the next couple of weeks but said that he would consider holding a referendum if the institutions force the government to cross some of its “red lines.”

Tsipras appeared rather subdued in his appearance on Star TV, spending much of the interview explaining why the government had been left in such a dire liquidity condition. He blamed the previous government for “setting traps” but also suggested that he...

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