Referendum not part of government’s immediate plans, says Voutsis

Greece aims for a deal with its international creditors and has no plans for a referendum or early elections, the country’s interior minister said on Wednesday.

“We are working towards an honorable compromise,» Nikos Voutsis told Mega TV. «An immediate recourse to a referendum or elections is not in our plans right now.”

EU paymaster Germany suggested on Monday that Greece might need a referendum to approve painful economic reforms on which its creditors are insisting.

Cash-strapped Athens has been locked in talks for months with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund on a cash-for-reforms deal.


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