Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
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Greece to hold bailout deal referendum - Alexis Tsipras

Greece will hold referendum on controversial bailout deal with foreign creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced.

In a speech on national TV, he said his government had been asked to accept "unbearable" austerity measures.

Greece earlier rejected an offer from the creditors which could have helped the country to avoid defaulting on its debt.

Greece has to make a €1.5bn ($1.7bn; £1.06bn) IMF debt repayment on 30 June.

  • 27 Jun 2015
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