Not sure I fully grasp the precise details of what the referendum was actually about. Not sure Greek voters did either. But the message was clear. They did not want their elected Govt to be bullied and humiliated by the Euro-elite. Forget how we got here. The No vote was two fingers up to the EU establishment. I would have voted No as well. Anything else and Greece would, in effect, no longer have been an independent country. I do think the current political leadership in Greece are not on this planet, but they have been elected to lead a sovereign country.Expect right wing Euro sceptics to use the case of Greece as a reason for a NO vote in the forthcoming EU referendum here.
The problem for supporters of the EU may be that they may wel have a point.
The SPD are in coalition with Angela Merkel 's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Gabriel has been seen as the toughest opponent of any relaxation of Greece's ability to pay back its debt