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Merkel Suggests Greece Hold Euro Referendum Alongside Elections

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s government spokesman says German Chancellor Angela Merkel has floated the idea that the country hold a referendum on the euro alongside national elections next month.

Dimitris Tsiodras said in a statement Friday that Merkel aired the proposal during a phone call with Greek President Karolos Papoulias earlier in the day.

The statement said that such a project was “obviously” outside the jurisdiction of the Greek caretaker government appointed this week.

Greece is set to hold elections on June 17, after a previous vote on May 6 produced a hung Parliament.

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