The planned margin late Sunday was higher than originally signified by polling date when the polls closed at 7 p.m. 8:40 p.m. Of the first 20 percent of votes counted in Greece’s referendum on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for a bailout, 60 percent voted “No” and 40 percent voted “Yes.”
Three opinion polls conducted throughout the voting indicate a tight race using a likely triumph from the “No” vote.
Despite the Greek government’s assertion that the “No” vote will not lead into a “Grexit” – a Greek departure from using the common euro money – most experts agree it would open up more uncertain financial results.
3:05 p.m. With four hours of voting to go, Greeks are turning out in solid numbers to vote on their financial future.
1:45 p.m. Opinion polls this week have demonstrated a generation divide in the Greek referendum – with the “No” vote against more austerity measures far more popular among younger Greek voters than older ones.
“We vote ‘yes’ to Greece. We vote ‘yes’ to Europe.”
Share +. Votes are counted by voting officials after polls are closed in Athens.
Voting officials count votes after polls are closed in Athens on July 5, 2015 in Athens, Greece.