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Tsipras on stage on Syntagma Square, on 3 July. His true intentions remain elusive (Photo: EUobserver)

Analysis

Did Tsipras always want a euro exit?

Alexis Tsipras called a referendum to let Greek people decide whether they accept the reforms asked by Greece's creditors in return for more money.

The Greek PM presented the move as a democratic choice and a matter of dignity for a people enduring their sixth year of crisis and faced with more austerity to come.

But his decision, announced when the EU, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) thought they could conclude the negotiations, also rais...

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