Greece Bailout: Top court rules referendum can go ahead

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote 'No' in the referendum.

By: AFP | Athens | Published: July 4, 2015 8:14:38 am
Alexis Tsipras, Greek PM, Greece financial crisis, Greece, Greece banks, Greece banks closure, Greece protests, Greece economy, Greece ATM limits, Greece limits withdrawals, Greece ATM withdrawals, Greece banks shut, European central bank, Greece loans, economy Greece, europe news, economy news, world news, indian express news, Greece debt crisis, Greece debt, Greece debt repayment, Greece bailout referendum, Greece bailout vote, Greece banks, International Monetary Fund, imf loan, imf default, eurozone, European Union, Greece news, Europe news, World news, International news, Economy news Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote ‘No’ in the referendum and thereby reject austerity measures demanded by international creditors.

Greece’s top administrative court ruled today that a weekend referendum asking voters whether or not they support bailout conditions can go ahead, rejecting a challenge by two individuals.

The petitioners — one of them a former judge on the Council of State that decided the case — had argued the plebiscite violated the constitution by asking citizens to decide a “public finances” question.

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Their challenge had also insisted the question was couched in technical language which could confuse voters.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote ‘No’ in the referendum and thereby reject austerity measures demanded by international creditors.

Opposition parties including the centre-right New Democracy are campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote, fearing that Greece could crash out of the euro otherwise.

The former judge who co-presented the petition to the Council of State on Wednesday was reported by Greek media to have ties to New Democracy.

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