Tsipras opts for referendum, leaving many issues open

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a surprise move by calling a referendum on the institutions’ proposals to Greece for completing its second bailout.

In a brief televised address, Tsipras said that he could not accept the terms offered by lenders. He criticised the proposals and reserved special criticism for the International Monetary Fund, whose demands for more spending cuts versus tax rises over ...

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