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Greece: polling opens in crunch referendum

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Greece: polling opens in crunch referendum

<p>Greeks are deeply divided as they head to the polls in a referendum to decide the country’s financial future.</p> <p>Polling stations opened at 6am Central European Time on Sunday with an 80 percent turnout expected, higher than for the general election in January.</p> <p>The vote was called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the breakdown of talks with international creditors and as Athens defaulted on a payment to the International Monetary Fund.</p> <p>Greeks can vote ‘yes’ to approve of the bailout terms of creditors or ‘no’ as advocated by the government, even though this could see the country leave the eurozone.</p> <p>Pundits think the vote is too close to call.</p> <p>Opinion polls suggested a small lead for the ‘no’ camp was narrowed after five days of bank closures and capital controls.</p> <p>The results are expected on Sunday evening and Greek banks are expected to run out of money on Monday without help from the EU.</p> <b>Cost of Greek debt per person per eurozone country</b> <iframe src="//e.infogr.am/greek_debt_per_person" width="550" height="860" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none;"></iframe><div style="width:100%;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="https://infogr.am/greek_debt_per_person" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;">Cost of Greek debt per person</a> | <a style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" href="https://infogr.am" target="_blank">Create infographics</a></div>