The Council of state is to rule whether referendum violates constitution today. The country’s constitution prohibits referenda on fiscal issues. Also, the question is not understandable, argue lawyers.
The ruling on the referendum could be the most important ever ruling by Greece’s top court in modern Greek history.
We just have to hope and pray that the Council of States rules that this referendum is illegal, no least because the question on the ballot paper is incomprehensible. The aim of any referendum must be to obtain the informed consent of people about their destiny. Greek people cannot give their informed consent to a referendum question, which is reduced to two highly technical documents in a foreign language available only on the internet and in a period of six days.
In addition, the government has an onus to inform them of all the risks and benefits and alternatives surrounding the…
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