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Germany's Merkel, Greece president discussed Greek euro vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed with Greece's president on Friday whether his country should hold a referendum on staying in the Euro, a Greek government spokesman said.

"(Merkel) relayed to the President (Karolos Papoulias)thoughts about holding a referendum in parallel with the elections, on the question whether Greek citizens wish to remain in the euro zone," Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras said in a statement.

He said the two leaders spoke by phone.