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Luxembourg says Greek vote needed more time

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said he would have preferred that Greece take more time to organize Sunday’s referendum and that the question on the ballot paper be far clearer.

Luxembourg has just taken over the rotating presidency of the European Union for the next six months and Bettel’s government will have some responsibility for chaperoning through any Greek debt talks.

Bettel said that "the amount of time there has been to organize the referendum is not ideal. A referendum is something that requires an exchange."

He says that "a referendum is something where people have to know what they’re voting on. People have to be able to understand the arguments in favor of a ‘yes’ or a ‘no.’" [AP]