ATHENS (Sputnik) — The majority of Greeks voted against the lenders-proposed bailout plan at the Sunday's referendum, opinion polls suggest.
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According to one of the polls obtained by RIA Novosti, the “No” vote is leading with a margin of 7-8 percent. Another poll suggests that the margin stands at 4 percent.
However, the referendum is underway and the people's preferences may change during the day.
"We can say for sure that the victory of the 'No' vote has been decided," a source who provided the data told RIA Novosti.
Many analysts believe the last-minute change in the public mood was prompted by a major pro-government and anti-austerity rally held in front of the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end years of austerity, urged an estimated 60,000 supporters packing the downtown square to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by international creditors.
Approximately 10 million Greek citizens aged 18 and over will cast their votes until 7:00pm local time (16:00 GMT) Sunday to decide whether to accept austerity measures proposed by creditors with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to euro currency referendum expected from 18:00 GMT.