PM Tsipras: Government to Return to Negotiating Table

The majority of Greek voters have rejected the reform proposals from the country’s creditors, in a crucial referendum that could set the path for Greece leaving the euro zone.

After 12 hours of voting on Sunday and with over 90 percent of the votes in, the country’s Interior Ministry said 61 percent of the ballots cast had backed the “no” campaign.  But despite fears of a “Grexit,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the result was not a mandate to clash with Europe.

Speaking after the majority of votes had been counted, Tsipras said Greeks hadn’t voted on whether or not to stay in Europe, and that the government would return to the negotiating table with creditors on Monday.