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The best tweets about the Greek referendum

Luke Graham, special to CNBC

Following on from the Greek referendum's decisive "no" vote on its bailout conditions, here are some of the best reactions on Twitter.

Many Twitter users wanted to congratulate the Greeks for rejecting further austerity. Activist and author Naomi Klein's tweet sums up the general mood:

Nobody should be forced to sign their own death warrant. So many Greeks voting no to blackmail and terror. Powerful day #greekreferendum

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as Greek voters vote 'No' in the austerity referendum on July 5, 2015.
Milos Bicanski | Getty Images

However, other Twitter users were far more interested in making fun of the Greek's decision:

Next time you go out with friends, don't go Dutch. Go Greek. Just refuse to pay. #greekreferendum

Took a vote at home. We have decided we wont be paying our credit card bills. Ever. #greekreferendum

After the #greferendum it's time to face the #gronsequences.

Text from the Greek PM: "Couldn't lend me a tenner, could you?" #Greece

In an odd twist, anti-austerity left-wingers and Euro-sceptic right-wingers are both celebrating the result, as highlighted in this tweet from actor David Schneider:

All a bit weird at the #greekreferendum party on Twitter as us anti-austerity lefties rub shoulders with Ukippers. Pass the ouzo, Nigel...

One of the most popular tweets was Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis' announcement of his resignation, which has been shared by 16,000 Twitter users:

Minister No More! http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/06/minister-no-more/ …

What Varoufakis will do next is not yet known, but British journalist Marie Le Conte has suggested one possible career move:

GUYS. OH MY GOD. GUYS. ... MAYBE VAROUFAKIS COULD FORM A POP BAND WITH MILIBAND AND CLEGG.

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