Greek MPs to vote on bailout referendum

June 27, 2015 7:41 PM

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Greek MPs to vote on bailout referendum

Greek MPs are debating whether to hold a controversial bailout referendum as fears of a default intensify, with worried customers queueing to withdraw money.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who last night stunned Greece's creditors with his call for a July 5 referendum on their cash-for-reforms plan, will address parliament on Saturday ahead of a midnight vote by MPs on whether to stage the plebiscite. Results are expected about one hour later.

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