After Greek ‘no’ vote, social media, blogs key for communications

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used Twitter as a platform for remarks about the vote, and the country’s finance minister posted that he was resigning.

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Greeks resoundingly voted down a European Union-backed bailout deal Sunday, with more than 61 percent of voters voting “no.”

It’s unclear what that means for Greece’s future and whether the country will remain in the eurozone. According to the Associated Press, leaders in Germany and France have planned a summit for Tuesday.

As officials, analysts and other interested parties try to grasp the meaning of Greece’s rejection of the bailout, they’re turning to social media and blogs to communicate their immediate reactions. For example, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took to Twitter Sunday night for remarks that resembled a speech:

Today’s #referendum doesn’t have winners or losers. It is a great victory, in and of itself. #Greece #Greferendum

— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) July 5, 2015

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