Greek Government Spokesman Tolkas Says Referendum to Go Ahead

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will proceed with plans for a referendum on the Greek financing package, government spokesman Angelos Tolkas said in statements televised live on state-run NET TV.

Tolkas said Papandreou would win a parliamentary confidence vote planned for later this week. He said both votes were presently being discussed at a Cabinet meeting in Athens today.

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