Supporters of the No vote wave Greek flags after the referendum's exit polls at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.With about a quarter of the votes counted Sunday evening, the Interior Ministry issued an official projection that the "no" side would win handily.The vote was held amid banking restrictions imposed last Monday to halt a bank run, with Greeks queuing up at ATMs across the country to withdraw a maximum 60 euros per day. The referendum was Greece's first in 41 years.Tsipras' high-stakes brinkmanship with lenders from the eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund resulted in Greece defaulting on its debts this week and shutting down its banks to avoid their collapse. He called the referendum last weekend, giving both sides just a week to campaign.A number of European politicians, including Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the top eurozone official, have said a "no" vote would jeopardize Greece's place in the 19-nation eurozone.
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