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Greek PM calls for 'strong front' to negotiate debts

Greece's Prime Minister has called for 'a strong national front' as the country looks to negotiate a way out of the country's debt crisis.

Greece overwhelmingly rejected tough austerity terms set by international creditors.

Alexis Tsipras. Credit: Reuters

Alexis Tsipras told Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos: "We must move forward immediately with negotiations.. a strong national front must be created to seek an immediate solution."

He is asking the president to convene a meeting of political party leaders.

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'No' supporters celebrate in Athens streets

Supporters of the Greek referendum's 'No' campaign have taken to the streets of Athens tonight to celebrate.

Waving Greek flags crowds gathered to celebrate in Syntagma square after the nation voted overwhelmingly "No" in a historic bailout referendum rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid.

'No' supporters celebrate referendum results on a street in central in Athens Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Greeks voted overwhelmingly 'No' on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Tsipras: Greeks made a brave choice

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras led the 'No' campaign Credit: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said his country has made a "brave choice" after rejecting creditors bailout terms by voting 'No' in a crunch referendum tonight.

Tsipras who has led the 'No' campaign said the country will now go to the negotiating table with the goal of restoring its banking system and negotiating for "a plan of reforms".

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Report: Greek opposition leader steps down

Greece's opposition leader Antonis Samaras stepped down as the country looked set for a referendum 'No' vote win Credit: Debets/ABACA/ PA

Greece's opposition leader Antonis Samaras has stepped down as leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party.

The former Prime Minister said in a televised statement: "Our party needs a new start. As of today, I'm resigning from the leadership of New Democracy."

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