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  1. Alexis Tsipras

    Tsipras Calls for Referendum 

    He’s taking it to the streets. Though EU creditors were planning to decide Greece’s bailout fate at a meeting on Saturday, the country’s prime minister has thrown a curve ball and called a public referendum, where he says the Greek people will decide how to handle Europe’s demands that Greece raid pensions to win financial leniency. Public referendums had been previously dismissed as an option, so the weekend’s plans have been thrown into turmoil by the announcement. The referendum is scheduled for July 5, several days after Greece’s $1.8 billion IMF loan comes due on Tuesday. 

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