IN PICTURES: Greeks Take to the Streets to Celebrate Historic ‘No’ Vote

Greek citizens are celebrating tonight as around 61 per cent of them voted ‘no’ to the European Union-imposed bailout measures. 

Polls closed at 4pm local time today, whereupon it soon became clear that the ‘No’ camp – rejecting EU-demands for ‘austerity’ – had triumphed. As the night wore on, the margin between the two sides gradually increased, leading to jubilant scenes on the streets of Greece.

Prime Minister Alex Tsipras tweeted earlier: “I want to thank each and every one of you. Regardless of how you voted, tonight we are all one”.

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Greek parliament’s president and Syriza party member, Zoe Kostantopoulou (C) makes a selfie with a ‘NO’ supporter , as she joins the celebrations in front of the parliament late on July 5, 2015 in Athens after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win. Greek voters headed to the polls July 5 to vote in a historic, tightly-fought referendum on whether to accept worsening austerity measures in exchange for more bailout funds, in a gamble that could see the country crash out of the euro

 

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A boy holds a Greek national flag as people celebrate in front of the parliament on July 5, 2015 in Athens after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win

 

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A man holds a Greek national flag as he celebrates in front of the parliament on July 5, 2015 in Athens after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win

 

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People gather in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on July 5, 2015, after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win

 

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A person holds a banner reading ” I am a Greek, stop at blackmail creditors” during a rally in support of the people of Greece on the Republique square (statue at background) in Paris on July 5, 2015, as Greeks vote in a referendum on bailout conditions

 

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European MP and former president of the left-wing party Front de Gauche Jean-Luc Melenchon (C) gestures during a rally in support of the people of Greece on the Republique square in Paris on July 5, 2015, after Greeks voted in a referendum on bailout conditions

 

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An elderly man sells corn as people gather to celebrate in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of the Greek referendum

 

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People shout slogans in front of the White Tower, city’s landmark, in Thessaloniki on July 5, 2015, after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win

 

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The People Of Greece Vote In A Referendum Over Debt Bailout Terms

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People celebrate in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of the Greek referendum

 

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People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early opinion polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum

 

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A woman, supporting a “No” vote in the Greek referendum, holds a Greek national flag as she celebrates at Syntagma Square in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of a referendum on austerity measures

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