Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s embattled finance minister, just told Bloomberg TV that he’ll no longer be in his job if the Greek people vote “Yes” in Sunday’s bailout referendum.
The government is pushing for a “No” vote, rejecting they deal that they helped to negotiating, saying that it isn’t acceptable to the country.
Greece is in a state of crisis currently, with shuttered banks, and limits of how much depositors can withdraw from cash machines. A “No” vote could push the country out of the eurozone entirely.
Here are some snippets of what Varoufakis said:
“If there’s a yes vote then we will sign the agreement. We may have to reconfigure the government because some of us will not be able to stomach it. I will not sign another extend and pretend deal. But I will not scupper it.”
When he was asked if he’ll still be in his job if that happens, Varoufakis said “I will not. But I will help whoever is. There’s no sense in speculating now.”