Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned his position a day after he successfully urged Greeks to reject new tough bailout conditions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Greece's outspoken finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, left his house in Athens on Monday (July 6) after announcing he had resigned his post. Leaving the cabinet and thus the table of difficult negotiations with international creditors on the country's bailout package, removes a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone. The resignation comes a day after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Varoufakis, refused to comment when he left home and also said nothing on the way into the finance ministry. A self-proclaimed "erratic Marxist" economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his unconventional style and hectoring lectures, he campaigned for Sunday's sweeping 'No' vote, accusing Greece' creditors of "terrorism". A small group of teenage supporters waited for him outside the ministry. A large number of journalists and camera crews waited too. "I was made aware of a certain 'preference' by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted 'partners', for my... 'absence' from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement," Varoufakis said in a statement.