Tsipras forges ahead with referendum as lenders hold back, wait for result

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made it clear on Wednesday that he wants to push ahead with Sunday’s referendum, while Greece’s lenders also insisted that there could be no agreement on a bailout deal unless the vote takes place.

With both sides now pushing for the plebiscite to go ahead, the only thing that could block it is if the Council of State rules it unconstitutional. Greece’s highest administrative court is due to issue a decision on this on Friday after an appeal was l...

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