A Greek Referendum Could Jeopardize Its Austerity Plans

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A referendum on constitutional changes in Greece could include a question on how the government is handling the economic and financial crisis, according to Greek newspaper Kathimerini.”The question that will be posed will relate to the fundamental interests of the Greek people in the face of the fiscal and economic crisis,” said Interior Minister Haris Kastanidis.

New Democracy MP Nikos Dendias said that the government might even step down if the poll showed insufficient popular support.

However, other Greek MPs and ministers waxed doubtful that such a question would be included, citing uncertainty about exactly which questions would appear on the questionnaire.

Politicians voted late Tuesday in favour of the referendum, but Parliament has not yet made a final decision on the questions to be included in the poll.

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