Contrary to the highly manipulated opinion polls – which suggested that the Yes campaign fronted by the main bourgeois parties (ND and Pasok) and with the support of Potami and the Democratic Left were closing the gap and would possibly winthe great majority of those Greeks who participated in the referendum, voted no. f

Syriza, Anel and Golden Dawn all called for a no vote.

The Communist Party called for active abstention, blank or spoilt ballots and 5.8 per cent were recorded as abstentions or invalid.

Turnout was 61.3%. Thus about half the population either did not vote or actively abstained. Of the 55.3 per cent of the population who did vote 61.3 per cent voted ‘no’ and 38.7 per cent yes.

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