The Greek people were given an opportunity to say whether or not they were willing to accept the toxic bailout offered by the EU. The result of the referendum was a solid NO! The very next day, Yanou Varoufakis, Finance MInister and the most dedicated, intelligent and articulate spokesman in the Syriza government, who was focused on building an alternative solution, was driven out of his position as the pivotal negotiator.
Within a week, Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsiparas, took the deal the people had voted to reject. The people of Greece, ceased to be news, and the EU package became the central topic of discussion.