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* Greece's flamboyant Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, in a move seen as a concession to creditors irked by his sometimes erratic approach to negotiations. * Greece is fast running out of cash, with restrictions on bank withdrawals, the economy in deep freeze and its banking sector propped by a European Central Bank lifeline. * The ECB has pledged to keep Greek banks solvent for now, but it is unclear how long that will last.
ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, an avowed "erratic Marxist" economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his unconventional style and hectoring lectures, had campaigned for Sunday's sweeping 'No' vote, accusing Greece' creditors of "terrorism". Greece's chief negotiator in aid talks with international creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, a soft-spoken academic economist, is the frontrunner to become finance minister, a senior government official said.