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By James Reevell, Bernadette McCague, Roland Hughes, Paul Kirby, Camila Ruz, Claudia Allen and Emma Harrison

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  1. Post update

    That brings us to the end of our live coverage for the night. Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout, sparking celebrations in Athens and concern among the country's international creditors. 

    We will continue to bring you all of the news from Greece - our latest story is here .  

  2. BreakingFinal result - Greece votes 'No'

    The final result is in, with the final count at 38.7% "Yes" and 61.3% "No". 

    Greece referendum graphic
  3. 'Clear' result

    Chris Morris, BBC News, Athens

  4. 'No' supporters still celebrating

    The celebrations are continuing into the night in central Athens...

    Supporters of the Syriza party and No vote campaign wave flags and react after results of the referendum in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on 5 July 2015
    "No" supporters celebrate their victory in the referendum by the parliament in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015.
    People light red flares while celebrating the "No" victory in the Greek referendum late in Athens on July 5, 2015.
  5. Greek leaders' meeting

    Reports say that Greece's political leaders will be meeting in Athens on Monday at 10:00 local time (8:00 BST). 

  6. 'We can't be bullied'

    Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

  7. 'It'll look like a Greek win'

    Duncan Weldon

    Economics correspondent

    If Greece had cancelled the referendum and done the deal outlined in the Tspiras letter last Wednesday, it'd be seen as a creditor victory. 

    But if the exact same deal was done this week, it'll look like a Greek win.

  8. 'Nightmare'

    Slovakia's Finance Minister Peter Kazimir reacts

  9. 'Very regrettable'

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem , who heads the eurozone's group of finance ministers, says he takes note of the outcome of the referendum but: 

    Quote Message: This result is very regrettable for the future of Greece. For recovery of the Greek economy, difficult measures and reforms are inevitable. We will now wait for the initiatives of the Greek authorities.

    He says the Eurogroup will discuss the state of play on 7 July.

  10. So...what next?

    A few days ago, the BBC's World Service's economics correspondent, Andrew Walker, wrote about the possible outcomes for Greece, including a "No" vote.

    Here's what he had to say:

    Quote Message: This scenario would herald a long period of uncertainty and crisis, ending with Greece departing the eurozone and bringing back its own national currency, presumably with the same name as the old one, the drachma.

    Read more of what Andrew had to say here .  

  11. Votes still being counted...

    Graphic showing Greece's election results

    The celebrations have been under way for hours, but the results are still being counted - as of 01:00 local time (22:03 BST), the "No" vote has 61.3%, the "Yes" camp 38.7%.

  12. 'Painful days'

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reacts to the Greek vote

  13. Summit set

    There's a little bit more detail on the summit of eurozone leaders on Tuesday - it's been set for 18:00 Brussels time (16:00 GMT).

    Crucially, the eurozone's finance ministers will meet before it.

  14. Guardian front page

    Guardian front page - 6 July 2015

    This is how the Guardian newspaper here in the UK is reporting the news of Greece voting "No" to its creditors' demands

  15. 'A difficult day'

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz arrives for the European heads of state and governments summit at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 25 June 2015

    The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz says that he believes a no vote in Greece's referendum leaves the country in a worse position for negotiating their debt crisis. 

    Quote Message: This is a difficult day. It is a broad majority in Greece and the promise of Prime Minister Tsipras to the Greek people, that with the no the position of Greece for negotiating a better deal would become better, is in my eyes not true.

    He adds the vote of the Greek people must be respected but warns that it is up to Greece's government to convince the 18 other member states of the eurozone that it is possible to renegotiate.

    Mr Schulz finishes his statement by saying that he hopes that meaningful proposals from the Greek government will arrive in the coming hours because "if not, we are entering a very difficult and even dramatic time."

  16. 'Tomorrow will be a very hairy day'

    Robert Peston

    Economics editor

    Greek banks are desperately in need of a lender of last resort to save them, and the Greek economy.

    And - sad to say - no banker or central banker to whom I have spoken believes the European Central Bank can fulfill that function - because it is struggling to prove to itself that Greek banks have adequate assets to pledge to it as security for new loans.

    There are only two options. The Bank of Greece could make unsecured loans to Greek banks without the ECB's permission - which would provoke a furious reaction from Eurozone leaders and would be seen by most of them as tantamount to leaving the euro.

    Or it can explicitly create a new currency, a new drachma, which it could then use to provide vital finance to Greek banks and the Greek economy. This huge risk, of Greek exit from the euro, is tonight preoccupying governments, central banks and investors all over the world. Tomorrow will be a very hairy day on markets.

    Read more from Robert here

  17. Monday's Bild front page

    The German newspaper asks: "Greeks celebrate their 'No' - what now, Chancellor?"

    front page Bild newspaper - Monday 6 July
  18. Late-night talks

    We are still waiting for the final result in Greece - just under 90% of the votes have been counted - but diplomatic talks are already under way.

    A statement by the European Commission says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has already started talking with 18 Eurozone leaders - presumably the one left out is Greece.

    On Monday morning, he will speak with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup, and Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank.

    You may have heard the term 'crucial talks about Greece's future' used in the last few weeks - it's fair to say these ones are pretty crucial too.

  19. Tsipras to meet Greek president shortly

  20. 'No': a source of celebration

    It's after midnight in Athens, but that's unlikely to stop the 'No' campaign supporters from ending their celebrations...

    Supporters of the "No" campaign react after the results of the referendum in Athens, Greece, 05 July 2015.
    A "No" supporter flashes a victory sign before a Greek flag atop the parliament in Athens, Greece 5 July, 2015
    "No" supporters celebrate referendum results on a street in central in Athens, Greece 5 July 2015.
  21. 'Bring back a better deal'

    Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

  22. Dividing opinion

    Jasmine Coleman, BBC News, Piraeus

  23. Orange boom

    This is the map of how the country voted, with almost 89% of votes counted.

    Orange represents the 'No' vote, green represents 'Yes'. You will be here all night if you try to spot any green in this map.

    electoral map of Greece
  24. More details from Tsipras' speech

    A few more things that came from Mr Tsipras' speech on Greek television:

    - He says he wants to continue negotiations with creditors

    - "Our overwhelming priority will be to get banks functioning again"

    - A meeting of all political parties is convened for Monday morning

  25. More from Alexis Tsipras...

    Tsipras on Greek TV
    Quote Message: Today, we celebrate a victory of democracy, and tomorrow, together, we will continue a national effort to exit this crisis with a belief in the power of the people. from Alexis Tsipras Greek Prime Minister
    Alexis TsiprasGreek Prime Minister
  26. BreakingPM Alexis Tsipras addresses Greek people

    Live on Greek TV

    Alexis Tsipras
    Quote Message: "You have made a generous choice - however I'm fully conscious that the mandate you have given me is not a mandate against Europe but a mandate to find a sustainable solution with Europe that will take us out of the vicious cycle of austerity
  27. So will eurozone finance ministers meet too?

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Well, not immediately. But a spokesman for Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem says they will meet up later in the week. 

  28. Most votes counted...

    We are not far away from a result. As we stand, 85% of the votes have been counted - and the 'No' camp is in the lead with 61.5%, compared with the 'Yes' camp's 38.5%.

  29. Big push for urgent summit

    This photo taken on May 19, 2015 in Berlin shows French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their meeting at the Chancellery.

    We mentioned it earlier, but France and Germany are pushing for an urgent summit on Tuesday - it was arranged in a phone call between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

    They're now calling for other eurozone leaders to attend - that seems likely.

  30. ECB 'likely to keep cash lifeline frozen'

    Reuters: European Central Bank policy setters are likely to maintain emergency funding for Greek banks at its current restricted level, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, following Greece's rejection in a referendum of bailout conditions.

    If that's confirmed when the ECB's governing council meets on Monday, there seems little chance the banks will be able to reopen on Tuesday, as the Greek government promised.

  31. Samaras steps down

    Opposition leader goes

    Former Greek Prime Minister and conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras shows his ID as he prepares to vote at a polling station in the town of Pylos, southwestern Greece, Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Some breaking news coming in - Greece's centre-right opposition leader, Antonis Samaras, has stepped down.

    Samaras - prime minister until January this year - was the lead voice of the 'Yes' campaign and there were immediate calls for his resignation as soon as opinion polls were released.

  32. Franco-German call for eurozone summit


    Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande want a eurozone sumit on Greece on Tuesday (Berlin)

  33. The truth is spoken

    The blogger Greek Analyst is a go-to source on the latest on Greece's debt crisis - so when he asks this question, you know it is a period of uncertainty ahead...

  34. Bad day for pollsters?

    This is what the four main opinion polls were predicting as the result when the polls closed earlier this evening:

    Metron Analysis : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

    GPO : 'Yes' 48.5%, 'No' 51.5%

    MARC : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

    MRB : 'Yes' 46% to 51%, 'No' 49% to 54%

    Now, with more than 71% of the votes counted, it appears these polls were way off - the 'No' camp is in the lead with 61%.

  35. ECB to meet on Monday

    Big decision for European Central Bank's governing council. Last weekend it froze the limit on the "Emergency Liquidity Assistance" (ELA) that Greek banks could get in cash from the Greek central bank, prompting the government to impose capital controls. So will they raise the €89bn ceiling or not?

  36. German government reacts

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press conference on June 29, 2015 at the Chancellery in Berlin.

    More again from Germany's Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who has spoken to Tagesspiegel newspaper.

    He said Tsipras and his government were taking Greece down a path of "bitter abandonment and hopelessness."

    Tsipras has "torn down the last bridges which Europe and Greece could have crossed to find a compromise," Gabriel said. "By saying 'No' to the eurozone's rules...negotiations over billions of euros in bailout programmes are difficult to imagine." 

  37. Two-thirds of the vote counted

    And the No's have it

    The Interior Ministry count gives more than 61% of the vote to the 'No'-camp. It's a clear victory.

    snapshot from Greek interior ministry
  38. More from Varoufakis...

    Yanis Varoufakis
    Quote Message: As of tomorrow, with this very generous 'No' that the Greek people have given us - ignoring the fear created with closed banks and by the media - we will try to co-operate with our partners and we will invite them one by one to see if we can find some common ground. And we will try to be positive. from Yanis Varoufakis Greek finance minister
    Yanis VaroufakisGreek finance minister
  39. UKIP reaction

    UK eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage welcomes Greek 'No' vote

  40. Greece has 'burned its bridges' - Berlin

    AFP quotes the German government: Greek PM Tsipras has "burned the final bridges" between Greece and Europe. 

  41. BreakingVaroufakis holds press conference

    Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has just held a press conference - he says he hopes to re-start negotiations with creditors.

  42. Negotiations 'difficult to imagine'

    No-one from the German government was to hold a press conference on Sunday, German broadcasters said.

    But the deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has now been quoted by AFP as saying that any negotiations with Greece were "difficult to imagine".

  43. With 60% of the votes in...

    graphic showing Greek vote at 60%
  44. The response from Russia

    "You can't fail to understand" that this means "a step towards an exit from the eurozone," Russia's deputy economy minister Alexei Likhachev was quoted as saying by state news agency TASS.

  45. 'Tsipras talks with Hollande'

    Reuters have been told by a Greek government official that Alexis Tsipras has had a telephone conversation with the French president Francois Hollande.

  46. Big result for Spain's anti-austerity party

    Podemos leader welcomes Greek 'No'

    Pablo Iglesias, who heads the popular anti-austerity party in Spain, tweets: "'Today in Greece, democracy has won."

    With general elections in Spain in the autumn, this result could be bad news for the mainstream parties that signed up to eurozone austerity conditions.

  47. How will the markets react?

    BBC's Economics Editor Robert Peston

  48. 'Right to seek new deal' - Italy

    Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

    A direct response from a senior Italian minister, calling for new talks:

    "Now it is right to start trying for an agreement again. But there is no escape from the Greek labyrinth with a Europe that is weak and without growth."

  49. Where we stand half way through...

    graphic showing 50% of vote
  50. If you're just joining us...

    Half the votes have been counted

    People celebrate at Klafthmonos Square in Athens 5 July 2015

    And it looks as if the Greek government has won the day with a projected 61% backing a 'No' vote.

    What this means is not yet clear, but the Greek government says it has a clear mandate to negotiate a solution with the eurozone. The government wants to reopen the banks on Tuesday but without a deal that looks difficult.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Paris for talks with France's President Francois Hollande on Monday evening. But a source has told Reuters there are no immediate plans for a eurozone meeting. 

  51. 'Greece better off outside eurozone' - senior German MP

  52. 'Driven his country into the wall'

    BBC correspondent Jenny Hill in Berlin

    The BBC's Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill says:

    Quote Message: Even Angela Merkel, it is reported, has privately told MPs that, as far as she is concerned, Alexis Tsipras has simply driven his country into the wall - and that's something you hear quite a bit from politicians here. They say this Greek government has simply destroyed all trust and you wonder, under those circumstances, how negotiations can ever start again.
  53. What will the European Central Bank do next?

    US economist Jeffrey Sachs has been calling for Greece's debts to be cut sharply to keep it within the eurozone. Now he thinks the head of the ECB has to help re-open Greek banks.

  54. An unlikely 'No' supporter in Athens

    : A dog named Petra carries a political placard as people begin to gather in a square while waiting for the official result on 5 July 2015
  55. A reminder of how Greece's debts are stacked up

    Debt graphic
  56. The scenes in Syntagma Square, Athens

    Scenes in Syntagma Square, Athens 5 July 2015
  57. 'No plans for eurozone talks'

    The Greek government will have a battle on its hands to persuade the Eurogroup to meet urgently. Reuters reports there are no plans for an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in response to the 'No' vote. "No way. (The ministers) would not know what to discuss."

    It is worth remembering that Greece's prime minister called the vote while his negotiators were still trying to eke out a deal in Brussels.

  58. Greek analyst

    Yannis Koutsomitis

    "Tsipras has a big mandate but it's up to the Greek government to persuade the eurozone they do not want to take Greece out. It seems that young people went in huge numbers and voted 'No'. The real challenge for Syriza is to bridge the gap between the young voters who voted 'No' and the older voters who voted massively for 'Yes'."

  59. Send your reaction


    Andreas Kazantzidis (PhD), Patras, Greece:

  60. 'There is no winner'


    Elliot Brown writes:

  61. 'Friendly riot police'


    A supporter of the No vote makes the victory signs after the referendum"s exit polls at Syntagma square in Athens, 5 July 2015

    Deborah Rich, Athens:

  62. Greek negotiators to return to Brussels

    BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris in Athens

    Quote Message: The Greeks will head back to Brussels on Monday but I suspect the eurozone may take its time. The other 18 countries will say they too have democratic mandates on behalf of their people about ploughing more money into Greece.
  63. Government has 'popular mandate'

    Euclid Tsakalotos, deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator, has been speaking on Greek TV

    Deputy Foreign Minister and coordinator of the negotiating team for the talks between Greece and its international lenders, Euclid Tsakalotos, gestures during an interview with Reuters at his ministerial office in Athens 17 June 2015

    "We will negotiate for a solution that is financially viable.”

    Asked how a deal could be reached in 48 hours given that the government and creditors had disagreed on a number of basic issues for five months, he said there were now two new important points that altered the situation.

    “Firstly, the government now has a new popular mandate and the second is the latest IMF report which says that Greek debt is unsustainable”.

  64. Celebrations outside Greek parliament

    Mega TV shows images of jubilant 'No' supporters

    Mega TV image
  65. Post update

    graphic of latest poll
  66. Send us your views


    Steve, Leros, Greece:

  67. 'No' supporters are celebrating on the streets in numbers

    Supporters of the No vote wave Greek flags after the referendum"s exit polls at Syntagma square in Athens, 5 July 2015.
  68. First projection on Greek TV

    Singular Logic, the company responsible for handling results from the referendum, has projected that the 'No' vote will surpass 61%.

  69. 'People are scared'

    WhatsApp us: +44 (0)7525 900971

    E. Thanou
    Image caption: E. Thanou
  70. 'No' vote still well in the lead

    20% of vote counted so far

    And the 'No' vote is still well ahead with just over 60%.

  71. The celebrations are beginning

  72. Greek government moves on bank support

    Later tonight the National Bank of Greece will call for the European Central Bank to raise the emergency cash fund limit imposed last weekend, AFP reports.

    That decision prompted Greece to impose cash withdrawal limits and other restrictions on Greeks

  73. Celebrations in Athens as 'No' vote takes early lead

    The first pictures of delighted anti-austerity voters in Athens are filtering through.

    Anti-austerity voters celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece 5 July 2015.
    Anti-austerity voters celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece 5 July 2015
  74. Syriza welcomes early results

    "Cautious optimism" prevails in the ruling Syriza party over the 'No' vote lead in Sunday's referendum, the website of government-affiliated ANA-MPA news agency reports.

    The report cited "well-informed sources" saying ministers and top government officials met at Syriza HQ to discuss the party's position and agreed that "all ministers and party officials must underline the importance of  ational unity in their public appearances" - via BBC Monitoring.

  75. Send us your comments


    Holkit, Rhodes  

  76. 'Negotiations must start tonight'

    More from government spokesperson Gabriel Sakellaridis

    Quote Message: With this result the prime minister has been given a clear mandate from the Greek people. The mandate from the Greek people is for the government to defend its own proposal and its own positions. The real negotiations must start from tonight.
  77. An opposition voice

    From To Potami (The River) party

    "I would beg to differ from the (interior) minister," says Stratos Mouyer, an entrepreneur and To Potami candidate.

    Quote Message: We've never seen such chaos in the run up to the election, there were a lot of materials that weren't in balloting centres this morning - all sorts of problems
  78. Voting out of pride or fear?

    Panagiotis Lianos tweets.......

  79. 'Democracy wins'

    Defence Minister and leader of Syriza's coalition partner Independent Greeks has welcomed the result.

  80. Opposition MP sees victory for the 'No' camp

    New Democracy's Dora Bakoyannis on German TV

  81. We're past the 10% mark

    And the 'No' vote is count is as high as 60%

    Vote grab
  82. First results coming in

    Only 8% of the vote counted so far but the 'No' vote has taken a clear initial lead.

    Screengrab of results
  83. Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis

    ikos Voutsis arriving for a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens. Greece 24 May 2015
    Quote Message: "We will believe that by nine o'clock (19:00 BST)... there'll be the first result. And of course at the end of the vote count we'll have the final result. I believe in these very difficult social circumstances that it's been successful and it's of historical importance for everyone."
  84. Votes are being counted across the country

    Polling station officials count the ballots at a polling station in Athens 5 July 2015
  85. Ministry of Interior statement

    "From the overall number of voters there must be a turnout of more than 50%"  - in other words the referendum is legitimate

  86. Greece 'holding its breath'

    BBC's Chris Morris in Athens

    "Almost any economist looks at Greek debt and thinks no way can this country return to growth with such a high level of debt"

    WATCH: Chris Morris' full take on the polls

  87. First results in an hour?

    BBC Newshour presenter Tim Franks is with the ruling party's rally in Athens and had this to say:

  88. 'A poker game'


    Pantelis, Skiathos, Greece:

  89. Varoufakis attacks 'toxic media'

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been tweeting

    If the 'No' predictions are correct, then that means Mr Varoufakis will probably keep his job, after promising to resign in the event of a 'Yes' vote.

    It's also worth remembering that earlier this week he said banks would reopen on Tuesday in the event of a 'No' vote.

  90. Syriza promises speedy negotiations

    Greek government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis has been speaking on Greek TV

    Quote Message: The negotiations which will start must be concluded very soon, even after 48 hours. We will undertake every effort to seal it soon.
  91. What the opinion polls say

    As our Europe correspondent Chris Morris said, there are a lot of numbers flying around. So here is what the four main opinion polls are saying. Not all the samples were taken on Sunday.

    Metron Analysis : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

    GPO : 'Yes' 48.5%, 'No' 51.5%

    MARC : 'Yes' 48%, 'No' 52%

    MRB : 'Yes' 46% to 51%, 'No' 49% to 54%

  92. German future

    The BBC's Berlin correspondent, Jenny Hill, says a Grexit could lead to the collapse of Angela Merkel's chancellorship. 

  93. Tsipras arrives at Maximos House

    The Greek prime minister has arrived at his official residence

    Greece"s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, arrives with his partner Peristera (Betty) Baziana at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Sunday, 5 July 2015
  94. The reaction from Germany

    We don't just have correspondents in Greece - we're also looking at the response in Germany.

    Our business reporter Theo Leggett is in Frankfurt, the home of the European Central Bank.

  95. Merkel's Monday visit to Paris

    Some more details on German leader's planned talks with President Hollande

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert has released a statement. 

    "The talks with the French president from 6:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), and over dinner will be about a common assessment of the situation after the Greek referendum and the continuation of the close German-French cooperation on this subject."  

  96. High turnout

    Greece's ANT TV estimates that the proportion of voters taking part in the referendum was close to 65%. If confirmed that would be slightly higher than the January 2015 election that Syriza won. Turnout then was just under 64%.

  97. 'Greek banks running out of money'

    A reminder of what is at stake with this vote

    Referendum campaign posters that reads "No" in Greek are seen as people line up at an ATM outside a National Bank branch during a referendum vote in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2015

    The BBC's Economics Editor Robert Peston has been told by a senior banking source that banks will run out of money in a few days and that withdrawals have trebled.

    Quote Message: People are taking out money around the clock, out of ATMs, on the internet transferring to HSBC - you name it, they're finding ingenious ways to get their savings.

    Read the full story here

  98. Leaders of France and Germany to meet


    Quoting French presidency: President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet in Paris on Monday evening.

  99. BBC's Mark Lowen on significance of vote

    Quote Message: This is the climax of the Greek debt story that we have been talking about for five years
  100. What happens next?

    Macro-economist Alberto Gallo has come up with this interesting look at what could happen in the event of a 'Yes' or 'No' vote. 

  101. 'This what a Greek No looks like'

  102. How are estimates being counted?

    The BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris explains...

    "There are going to be a lot of numbers flying around in the next few hours - we are going to have to be very careful.

    "Several polling companies have undertaken telephone polls - these are not exit polls, not people being asked how they voted as they leave polling stations.

    "So a couple of companies we have spoken to have contacted telephone in fairly small samples - and both of those polls put the 'No' campaign very narrowly ahead."

    Chris Morris being interviewed in Athens
  103. Syriza welcomes opinion polls

    Reuters: Syriza parliamentary spokesman says opinion poll results allow government to move forward quickly and seal deal with creditors .

  104. Associated Press sums up latest surveys

    3 opinion polls show Greek referendum result will be close, but likely to be won by "No" vote.

  105. Another poll backing 'No'

  106. Mark Lowen has more predicted results

  107. Initial estimates

    Pollster GPO estimates that the No vote has a lead of 51.5% to 48.5%. Similar margins are being predicted on Greek TV

  108. Margin of error

    Although the first estimates will come in shortly, a first indication of the results won't emerge until 19:00 BST. According to Mega TV, a proper indication will be clear only once results are in from 10% of polling stations. Even then, there will be a margin of error. 

    It's important to note that there are no traditional exit polls. Instead phone polling is being conducted. 

  109. BreakingGreek polls close

    Voting in the Greek referendum has finished. The first exit polls are expected soon.

  110. Greece's debts "escalated with the euro"

    Bernadette Brown

    I lived in Thessaloniki and Athens for ten years until 2000, and I strongly support the 'no' vote. I believe Greece may well be better off with the drachma; More tourists would come as it would be cheaper, which is Greece's main income; and once things had settled down salaries would find their level. I left before the Euro, but I would not have been able to survive had I stayed

    Quote Message:
  111. BBC News special programme

    A quick reminder that, as soon as the polls close at 17:00 BST, there will be a special programme on BBC News television in the UK and BBC World News internationally.

    You can also get updates on BBC World Service radio and, of course, on this page.

  112. Less than an hour to go

    The polls shut at 17:00 UK time (19:00 Greek time)

    What we know so far

    • We should get our first indication of the result just after 17:00 BST
    • We could have an official result as early as 19:30 BST
    • Millions of Greeks have turned out to vote
    • Greek journalists have told the BBC that the 'No' vote seems to be edging ahead
    • The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston has been told that Greek banks could run out of money in days.
    • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has described today as "a holy moment".

    Read the latest here

    A view from the Greek Islands

    WATCH: Today's vote in numbers

  113. Which camp is winning on Google?

    Since the referendum was announced in the early hours of 27 June, searches on Google in Greece for the terms 'Oxi' (No) and 'Nai' (Yes) ave quickly multiplied.

    The chart below, courtesy of Google Trends, shows how the 'No' camp, in red, certainly appears to be in the lead...

    Image of Google trends on Greek terms
  114. Your Greece questions answered

    The BBC's Ros Atkins is in Athens for the vote. As well as breaking the latest news on TV, he's also doing a live Twitter Q&A.

    He's a provided succinct update on where we stand.

    View more on twitter

    And Ros is determined to answer every conceivable question there is about Greece - he's powered through well over 50 already! Tweet him your questions @BBCRosAtkins

    Ros Atkins screengrab
  115. Send us your views


    Rosemary Hill:

  116. What happens in the event of a no vote

  117. Feeling the heat

    With things heating up in the vote, some in Athens are cooling off at the beach.

    Youths swim at the beach of Elefsina, near Athens, Greece 5 July 2015.
    People relax at the beach of Elefsina, near Athens, Greece 5 July 2015
    People enjoy the good weather at the beach of Elefsina, near Athens, Greece 5 July 2015
  118. The question facing Greeks

    A dog waits outside a voting booth as its owner casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station during a referendum on austerity measures in Athens on July 5, 2015.

    Here is the question being put to voters - it is not be as simple as whether they want to stay in the euro or not. Instead it asks Greeks to approve or reject the specific terms laid out by Greece's creditors:

    Should the agreement plan submitted by the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the June 25 eurogroup and consisting of two parts, which form their single proposal, be accepted?

    The first document is titled 'Reforms for the completion of the Current Program and Beyond' and the second 'Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis'. "Not approved/NO "Approved/YES"

    Does that make sense to you? If not, you are not alone.

  119. Greek banks 'days away from running out of cash'

    Robert Peston

    Economics editor

    Cash within the Greek banking system will run out in just a few short days, a senior banking source has told me, amid fears that the financial crisis will force Greek companies to start laying off workers tomorrow. 

    The source also says that bank withdrawals have trebled in recent days:

    Quote Message: People are taking out money around the clock, out of ATMs, on the internet transferring to HSBC - you name it, they're finding ingenious ways to get their savings.

    You can read Robert's full blog from Athens here.

  120. Asked to pay in cash


    Nikki Marsh, Santorini, on holiday from Leeds:

  121. How much would a Grexit cost Germany?

    A lot, apparently

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a sitting of the Bundestag, Germany"s lower house of parliament in Berlin on July 3, 2015.

    The German business daily Handelsblatt reports on the fears of the head of the Bundesbank (in German), Jens Weidmann.

    The newspaper says he has warned Angela Merkel's cabinet that a Grexit would hit the Bundesbank's profits and have a knock-on effect on Germany's budget.

    The bank's losses could top €14.4bn (£10.3bn, $16bn) in the event of a Grexit, he says.

  122. 'No' vote ahead?

    BBC Newshour's Tim Franks tweets from Greece...

  123. Small business concerns

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    Lea, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Image caption: Lea, Thessaloniki, Greece
  124. 'A lot of people here are quite bemused'

    Correspondent Mark Lowen speaks from Kalithea, an Athens suburb...

    Still of Mark Lowen on BBC News
    Quote Message: A lot of people here are quite bemused. They have had only seven days or so to take it all in. It's not a simple general election, where people vote along party lines. They're voting about an issue that will decide the future direction of this country and, to some extent, of the eurozone and the EU.
  125. Student fears

    Could a no vote stop Greeks studying abroad?

    Filippos Ershov, an 18-year-old student in Athens, has got in touch to explain his concerns about a No vote and whether this could lead to a Grexit from Europe.

    He's worried that an exit could harm his chances of studying abroad - just another example of the high stakes involved in today's vote. 

    Quote Message: This is a crucial moment for me not just in terms of how the vote will affect the future of the nation, but also my immediate future. I will be heading off to the UK for university this September, and I am interested in Greece staying in the EU so that I can benefit from the tuition fee status of EU students, which is equivalent to that of UK students.
  126. Thoughts from Ireland

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    Connor Powell, Dublin
    Image caption: Connor Powell, Dublin
  127. Casting ballots

    Pictures are coming through of voters across the country

    In Athens

    A Greek woman poses with her daughter before casting her ballot at a polling station during a referendum on austerity measures in Athens 5 July 2015.
    A Greek woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a referendum on austerity measures in Athens 5 July 2015

    And also Crete

    A man gestures as he casts his ballot at a polling station at the village of Anogeia in the island of Crete, Greece 5 July 2015.
    A man wearing a traditional headscarf casts his ballot at a polling station at the village of Anogeia in the island of Crete, Greece 5 July 2015
  128. 'I see only corruption and injustice'

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    George Joannides:

  129. Do Monty Python have the answer?

    Sketch from 1974 explains the Greek-German divide

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    Sometimes, explaining the difference in the Greek and German positions can be a challenge even for the most able journalist.

    So, as the Washington Post suggests , let this sketch from 1974 by Monty Python explain it for you instead.

  130. Just voting?

    Ilias Anagnostakis tweets...

  131. 'Will of the markets'

    Our Europe Correspondent on Tsipras' problems...

  132. The tourist experience


    Brian Southgate, Wantage:

  133. The view from the queue

    Philip is waiting in line at a polling station in Athens

    Voters in Athens
    Image caption: Voters go to the poll and then proceed to the ATM
  134. Work 'starts tomorrow'

    French minister urges quick solution

    French Economy minister Emmanuel Macron leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 1, 2015.

    One of the countries with an important say in Greece's future is France - and the French economy minister Emmanuel Macron has been speaking to the press.

    He said it was crucial creditors found a compromise to help Greece, rather than just count on the European Central Bank to keep handing out emergency payments.

    Quote Message: Whatever the vote, we must starting tomorrow respond with political discussions to create a framework. It's not about taking refuge behind the ECB and others that have already done more than enough.
  135. View from Greece

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    More thoughts on today's poll:

    Julius Haralampou
    Image caption: Julius Haralampou
  136. 'I see my fellow citizens begging'

    Pensioner seen crying outside bank speaks of his plight

    A distressed pensioner sits on the ground outside a national bank branch, as banks opened only for pensioners to allow them to withdraw their pensions, with a limit of 120 euros, in Thessaloniki, on July 3, 2015.

    A few days ago we brought you this story about the cost to pensioners in Greece - with it, we published an image of an un-named man crying outside a bank in Thessaloniki.

    He has now been named as Giorgos Chatzifotiadis, 77. On the day the image was taken, he went to four banks to withdraw his wife's pension - and was refused in each.

    "I see my fellow citizens begging for a few cents to buy bread," the former coal miner told AFP. "I see more and more suicides. I am a sensitive person. I can not stand to see my country in this situation."

    Mr Chatzifotiadis said he was unlikely to vote in the referendum as his nearest polling station was 80km (50 miles) away.

  137. View from the square

    The BBC's Ros Atkins is doing a Twitter Q&A all day on the crisis so tweet him your questions. As you can see, he's chosen quite a nice location to do it from...

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  138. Send us your views


    Graham, France:

  139. Enough is enough

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    Ari Dio
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  140. 'Lion and the wolf'

    AFP have been out and about in Athens

    In the largely middle-class Pangrati neighbourhood, people from the Communist Party were handing out mock ballots for protest votes.

    "It has three 'No's - no to the European union, no to Syriza and the government's proposals, and no to the austerity measures," said Nikos Leivaditis.

    He insists neither a 'Yes' nor a 'No' victory will better Greece's fortunes - a feeling many Greeks share.

    "It is like you have the lion and the wolf and you have to decide who is going to devour you," he said.

  141. Lots of reports of angry voters filtering through

  142. Add to the debate


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  143. Divine intervention at the polls?

  144. 'Write off Greek debt'

    Former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling has a radical proposal

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling holds Disraeli"s original Budget box outside number 11 Downing Street 24 March 2010
    Quote Message: "By extension, it'll be yet another break on what is a very slow recovery in the global economy. Now in my experience, if you want to sort something, you've got to sort it properly. It's been five years now since the Eurozone tried to sort out the Greek problem. It's manifestly failed to do so. To my mind, unless they take the decision they've got to take to write off substantial amounts of Greek debt, and then to put in place a programme that has got to be delivered in turn by the Greek government, this is going to continue."
  145. More people head to the polls

    Mary Gourgouraki is helped by relatives as she enters a polling station during the Greek referendum in Athens 5 July 2015.
  146. Add to the debate


    Fabrice Charvin: 

  147. Varoufakis reaffirms quit threat

    Greek Finance Minister will quit if 'Yes' wins

    Yanis Varoufakis has underlined his promise to quit if Greece votes 'Yes'. 

    Asked if he would really resign if the outcome of the referendum was 'Yes', he told the German newspaper Bild: 

    Quote Message: Absolutely. There will not be a majority for 'Yes'.
  148. 'Little evidence of a problem'


    Dave Ensor:

  149. 'No apocalypse yet'

    A contributor tweets