Billions pulled from banks as Greeks hide money under the mattress

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left wing party SYRIZA (photo:dpa)
Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left wing party SYRIZA (photo:dpa)

The Greek backlash on politicians who have failed them over the last 38 years could have gone too far. It created a shock for the population and the money markets. Days after the election the Greeks had withdrawn 700 million euros from the banks. That figure is now more than two billion and rising. When the population is asked to vote for a second time on June 17 it could mean the radical left wing SYRIZA plays a pivotal role in Greece's future as its leader Alexis Tsipras takes an anti-austerity stance against Germany. But will his game of bluff lead to Greece leaving the Eurozone?

GREEKS withdrew 700 million euros from their banks days after their election failed to form a new gover...

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