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Summary

  1. Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout in a referendum
  2. The final count is 38.7% "Yes" and 61.3% "No"
  3. Turnout in the referendum was 62.5%
  4. A summit of eurozone heads of states has been called for Tuesday
  5. All times BST (GMT+1)

Live Reporting

By James Reevell, Bernadette McCague, Roland Hughes, Paul Kirby, Camila Ruz, Claudia Allen and Emma Harrison

All times stated are UK

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That brings us to the end of our live coverage for the night. Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout, sparking celebrations in Athens and concern among the country's international creditors. 

We will continue to bring you all of the news from Greece - our latest story is here .  

BreakingFinal result - Greece votes 'No'

The final result is in, with the final count at 38.7% "Yes" and 61.3% "No". 

Greece referendum graphic
BBC

'Clear' result

Chris Morris, BBC News, Athens

61-39 - good thing the result wasn't even close. 51-49 could have been divisive and even dangerous. At least this is clear #Greece

'No' supporters still celebrating

The celebrations are continuing into the night in central Athens...

Supporters of the Syriza party and No vote campaign wave flags and react after results of the referendum in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on 5 July 2015
EPA
"No" supporters celebrate their victory in the referendum by the parliament in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015.
Reuters
People light red flares while celebrating the "No" victory in the Greek referendum late in Athens on July 5, 2015.
AFP/Getty

Greek leaders' meeting

Reports say that Greece's political leaders will be meeting in Athens on Monday at 10:00 local time (8:00 BST). 

#Greece political leaders will meet with President Pavlopoulos on Mon at 10am (GR). #Greferendum #politics

'We can't be bullied'

Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

Crepe chef Theodore and his waiter John are pleased with the results - so far. 'We can't be bullied any more' #greece

Crepe chef Theodore and his waiter John are pleased with the results - so far. 'We can't be bullied any more' #greece

'It'll look like a Greek win'

Duncan Weldon

Economics correspondent

If Greece had cancelled the referendum and done the deal outlined in the Tspiras letter last Wednesday, it'd be seen as a creditor victory. 

But if the exact same deal was done this week, it'll look like a Greek win.

'Nightmare'

Slovakia's Finance Minister Peter Kazimir reacts

The nightmare of the 'euro-architects' that a country could leave the club seems like a realistic scenario after #Greece voted No today

'Very regrettable'

Jeroen Dijsselbloem , who heads the eurozone's group of finance ministers, says he takes note of the outcome of the referendum but: 

This result is very regrettable for the future of Greece. For recovery of the Greek economy, difficult measures and reforms are inevitable. We will now wait for the initiatives of the Greek authorities.

He says the Eurogroup will discuss the state of play on 7 July.

So...what next?

A few days ago, the BBC's World Service's economics correspondent, Andrew Walker, wrote about the possible outcomes for Greece, including a "No" vote.

Here's what he had to say:

This scenario would herald a long period of uncertainty and crisis, ending with Greece departing the eurozone and bringing back its own national currency, presumably with the same name as the old one, the drachma.

Read more of what Andrew had to say here .  

Votes still being counted...

Graphic showing Greece's election results
Greek Ministry of Interior

The celebrations have been under way for hours, but the results are still being counted - as of 01:00 local time (22:03 BST), the "No" vote has 61.3%, the "Yes" camp 38.7%.

'Painful days'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reacts to the Greek vote

In Vienna for the #IranTalks, but in constant touch with Brussels on #Greece. Painful days for all those that believe in a United Europe

Summit set

There's a little bit more detail on the summit of eurozone leaders on Tuesday - it's been set for 18:00 Brussels time (16:00 GMT).

Crucially, the eurozone's finance ministers will meet before it.

Guardian front page

Guardian front page - 6 July 2015
Guardian

This is how the Guardian newspaper here in the UK is reporting the news of Greece voting "No" to its creditors' demands

'A difficult day'

European Parliament President Martin Schulz arrives for the European heads of state and governments summit at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 25 June 2015
EPA

The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz says that he believes a no vote in Greece's referendum leaves the country in a worse position for negotiating their debt crisis. 

This is a difficult day. It is a broad majority in Greece and the promise of Prime Minister Tsipras to the Greek people, that with the no the position of Greece for negotiating a better deal would become better, is in my eyes not true.

He adds the vote of the Greek people must be respected but warns that it is up to Greece's government to convince the 18 other member states of the eurozone that it is possible to renegotiate.

Mr Schulz finishes his statement by saying that he hopes that meaningful proposals from the Greek government will arrive in the coming hours because "if not, we are entering a very difficult and even dramatic time."

'Tomorrow will be a very hairy day'

Robert Peston

Economics editor

Greek banks are desperately in need of a lender of last resort to save them, and the Greek economy.

And - sad to say - no banker or central banker to whom I have spoken believes the European Central Bank can fulfill that function - because it is struggling to prove to itself that Greek banks have adequate assets to pledge to it as security for new loans.

There are only two options. The Bank of Greece could make unsecured loans to Greek banks without the ECB's permission - which would provoke a furious reaction from Eurozone leaders and would be seen by most of them as tantamount to leaving the euro.

Or it can explicitly create a new currency, a new drachma, which it could then use to provide vital finance to Greek banks and the Greek economy. This huge risk, of Greek exit from the euro, is tonight preoccupying governments, central banks and investors all over the world. Tomorrow will be a very hairy day on markets.

Read more from Robert here

Monday's Bild front page

The German newspaper asks: "Greeks celebrate their 'No' - what now, Chancellor?"

front page Bild newspaper - Monday 6 July
Bild

Late-night talks

We are still waiting for the final result in Greece - just under 90% of the votes have been counted - but diplomatic talks are already under way.

A statement by the European Commission says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has already started talking with 18 Eurozone leaders - presumably the one left out is Greece.

On Monday morning, he will speak with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup, and Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank.

You may have heard the term 'crucial talks about Greece's future' used in the last few weeks - it's fair to say these ones are pretty crucial too.

Tsipras to meet Greek president shortly

I will meet with the President shortly, and will ask him to convene a meeting of the political leaders tomorrow morning. #Greece

'No': a source of celebration

It's after midnight in Athens, but that's unlikely to stop the 'No' campaign supporters from ending their celebrations...

Supporters of the "No" campaign react after the results of the referendum in Athens, Greece, 05 July 2015.
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A "No" supporter flashes a victory sign before a Greek flag atop the parliament in Athens, Greece 5 July, 2015
Reuters
"No" supporters celebrate referendum results on a street in central in Athens, Greece 5 July 2015.
Reuters

'Bring back a better deal'

Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

Lila, a music professor, says: 'PM got a strong msg from ppl to go to Brussels & bring back a better deal' #Greece

Lila, a music professor, says: 'PM got a strong msg from ppl to go to Brussels & bring back a better deal' #Greece

Dividing opinion

Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

Prospect of #Grexit splits opinion - even in families. One brother says 'We don't want Europe', the other says 'I believe in the union'

Orange boom

This is the map of how the country voted, with almost 89% of votes counted.

Orange represents the 'No' vote, green represents 'Yes'. You will be here all night if you try to spot any green in this map.

electoral map of Greece
Greek Ministry of Interior

More details from Tsipras' speech

A few more things that came from Mr Tsipras' speech on Greek television:

- He says he wants to continue negotiations with creditors

- "Our overwhelming priority will be to get banks functioning again"

- A meeting of all political parties is convened for Monday morning

Even in the most difficult circumstances, #democracy can't be blackmailed—it is a dominant value and the way forward. #Greece #Greferendum

More from Alexis Tsipras...

Tsipras on Greek TV
BBC

Today, we celebrate a victory of democracy, and tomorrow, together, we will continue a national effort to exit this crisis with a belief in the power of the people.

Alexis TsiprasGreek Prime Minister

BreakingPM Alexis Tsipras addresses Greek people

Live on Greek TV

Alexis Tsipras
BBC

"You have made a generous choice - however I'm fully conscious that the mandate you have given me is not a mandate against Europe but a mandate to find a sustainable solution with Europe that will take us out of the vicious cycle of austerity

So will eurozone finance ministers meet too?

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
AP

Well, not immediately. But a spokesman for Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem says they will meet up later in the week. 

Most votes counted...

We are not far away from a result. As we stand, 85% of the votes have been counted - and the 'No' camp is in the lead with 61.5%, compared with the 'Yes' camp's 38.5%.

Big push for urgent summit

This photo taken on May 19, 2015 in Berlin shows French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their meeting at the Chancellery.
AFP/Getty Images

We mentioned it earlier, but France and Germany are pushing for an urgent summit on Tuesday - it was arranged in a phone call between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

They're now calling for other eurozone leaders to attend - that seems likely.

ECB 'likely to keep cash lifeline frozen'

Reuters: European Central Bank policy setters are likely to maintain emergency funding for Greek banks at its current restricted level, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, following Greece's rejection in a referendum of bailout conditions.

If that's confirmed when the ECB's governing council meets on Monday, there seems little chance the banks will be able to reopen on Tuesday, as the Greek government promised.

Samaras steps down

Opposition leader goes

Former Greek Prime Minister and conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras shows his ID as he prepares to vote at a polling station in the town of Pylos, southwestern Greece, Sunday, July 5, 2015
AP

Some breaking news coming in - Greece's centre-right opposition leader, Antonis Samaras, has stepped down.

Samaras - prime minister until January this year - was the lead voice of the 'Yes' campaign and there were immediate calls for his resignation as soon as opinion polls were released.

Franco-German call for eurozone summit

AFP

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande want a eurozone sumit on Greece on Tuesday (Berlin)

The truth is spoken

The blogger Greek Analyst is a go-to source on the latest on Greece's debt crisis - so when he asks this question, you know it is a period of uncertainty ahead...

Bad day for pollsters?

This is what the four main opinion polls were predicting as the result when the polls closed earlier this evening:

Metron Analysis : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

GPO : 'Yes' 48.5%, 'No' 51.5%

MARC : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

MRB : 'Yes' 46% to 51%, 'No' 49% to 54%

Now, with more than 71% of the votes counted, it appears these polls were way off - the 'No' camp is in the lead with 61%.

ECB to meet on Monday

Big decision for European Central Bank's governing council. Last weekend it froze the limit on the "Emergency Liquidity Assistance" (ELA) that Greek banks could get in cash from the Greek central bank, prompting the government to impose capital controls. So will they raise the €89bn ceiling or not?

I understand that the #ecb gov. council intends to take a decision on #ELA for Greek banks on Monday, via conf call.

German government reacts

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press conference on June 29, 2015 at the Chancellery in Berlin.
AFP/Getty Images

More again from Germany's Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who has spoken to Tagesspiegel newspaper.

He said Tsipras and his government were taking Greece down a path of "bitter abandonment and hopelessness."

Tsipras has "torn down the last bridges which Europe and Greece could have crossed to find a compromise," Gabriel said. "By saying 'No' to the eurozone's rules...negotiations over billions of euros in bailout programmes are difficult to imagine." 

Two-thirds of the vote counted

And the No's have it

The Interior Ministry count gives more than 61% of the vote to the 'No'-camp. It's a clear victory.

snapshot from Greek interior ministry
BBC

More from Varoufakis...

Yanis Varoufakis
BBC

As of tomorrow, with this very generous 'No' that the Greek people have given us - ignoring the fear created with closed banks and by the media - we will try to co-operate with our partners and we will invite them one by one to see if we can find some common ground. And we will try to be positive.

Yanis VaroufakisGreek finance minister