Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held successive meetings with political party leaders on Friday to discuss the voting rights of Greek citizens who live abroad.
Mitsotakis’ main aim is to secure an overwhelming majority of two-thirds of Parliamentary members to approve absentee voting, so that the provision can come into force by the time of the next elections.
It is not expected that any announcements will be made before all the meetings are concluded later on Friday.
Greek Government spokesman Stelios Petsas expressed the hope that the meetings will be “an exercise in consensus” and not devolve into a communications game.
Petsas stressed that “The Prime Minister… has taken the initiative to meet with political leaders to facilitate a vote for Greeks abroad from their place of residence. We hope that today’s initiative on this major issue, involving hundreds of thousands of Greeks, will be a successful exercise in consensus and will not be converted into a communications game.”
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