Surrounded by hundreds of NO supporters and international media, Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras casted his ballot in a referendum that has divided Greece.
The SYRIZA leader arrived at 10:30 am local time at the polling station of Kipseli, a middle-class neighborhood in the center of Athens, to cast his NO ballot rejecting a bailout agreement offered by Greece’s creditors.
The Greek PM who campaigned for the NO vote said that today is a celebration of democracy for Greece and Europe.
“The Greek people have the choice, many can reject a government’s will but nobody can reject the will of the people,” said Tsipras after casting his vote.
He noted that Greece has opened a path for European nations to follow and that democracy has overcome fear in search for solutions.
The Greek PM concluded that he wants Greece to stay in the EU and work and prosper together with the other nations as equal members of the union.