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Greek Parliament Approves Diaspora Vote Bill by Overwhelming Majority

The Greek Parliament approved late on Wednesday the bill granting Greeks who live abroad the right to vote in the country's national elections by an overwhelming majority. The groundbreaking bill will for the first time allow expatriate Greek citizens the...

Bureaucratic Obstacles Make Voting Plan for Greeks Abroad a Meaningless Gesture

Greek political parties seemingly reached a consensus on Tuesday regarding the parameters of proposed legislation which will allow Greek expatriates to vote from their country of residence. However, the bureaucratic obstacles envisaged cast doubt on the sincerity of Greek politicians of...

Greek PM Meets Opposition Leaders On Voting Rights of Greeks Abroad

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...

Why is the Right to Vote for Diaspora Greeks So Controversial?

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to meet with party leaders on Friday for crucial discussions on the right of Greeks living abroad to vote in Greek elections. Mitsotakis and his New Democracy Party proposed that expatriate Greeks should be able...

Government, Opposition Clash Over Greek Diaspora Vote

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis described on Thursday a proposal submitted by main opposition party SYRIZA on the ability of diaspora Greeks to vote in general elections as “deeply offensive,” saying it treats them as “second-class citizens.” “The proposal is deeply...

Bill Granting Voting Rights to Greeks Living Abroad Ready By October

Greek Minister of the Interior Takis Theodorikakos announced on Monday that the government's bill which grants Greek citizens who live abroad the right to vote from their place of residence will be published by October this year. Theodorikakos referred to the...

PM Tsipras Afraid of Greek Diaspora Vote, Says Opposition

The main opposition New Democracy (ND) party accused Prime Minister Alexis Τsipras on Tuesday of treating the Diaspora as second-class Greeks after he revealed his plan to offer a "limited-impact" vote in the general elections for Greeks living abroad. “The...

Greek President Honors Eight Distinguished Members of the Diaspora

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, honored eight distinguished Greek nationals living abroad in a ceremony held at the Athens Concert Hall on Thursday evening. The eight men and women were the first recipients of the "Argo Prize," which is...

Prince Charles Greets Students at St. James Palace in Perfect Greek

Charles, the Prince of Wales, welcomed a crowd of Greek students and businesspeople                                                   speaking...