filippos wrote:According to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Telegraph Tsipras expected to lose the referendum vote. The article (here) is fairly long but worth reading IMO. A couple of extracts.
" Greek premier Alexis Tsipras never expected to win Sunday's referendum on EMU bail-out terms, let alone to preside over a blazing national revolt against foreign control.
He called the snap vote with the expectation - and intention - of losing it. The plan was to put up a good fight, accept honourable defeat, and hand over the keys of the Maximos Mansion, leaving it to others to implement the June 25 "ultimatum" and suffer the opprobrium. "
Hmmmmm... his source?