This Sunday, Greek citizens will decide whether or not the troubled country accepts the terms of a proposed bailout from its eurozone creditors.
The bailout referendum, announced late Friday by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, could prompt a Greek exit from the eurozone that would only add further volatility to global markets already in flux due to uncertainty over the Greek debt crisis. While Tsipras condemned the austerity measures requested by Greece’s creditors in the bailout terms as “unbearable,” the proposal would bring billions of dollars in additional financial aid to the struggling country while avoiding a Greek default.
Greece’s current bailout runs out at the end of June, at which point a $1.8 billion debt repayment comes due to the International Monetary Fund.
In other words, there is quite a bit riding on Sunday’s vote. Will Greek voters accept the austerity measures their prime minister views as draconian, or will they opt for a path that almost surely leads out of the eurozone?
While the vote is still several days away, it appears that the text of the referendum ballot itself has already found its way online. Greek political blog The Greek Analyst posted an image of what the blog said is the official ballot for the bailout vote on Twitter (while calling specific attention to the fact that the ballot lists the government-backed “No” option above the box for “Yes”).
The blog also tweeted a translation of the ballot question: