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Hopes for Compromise as Party Leaders Meet With PM Mitsotakis on Diaspora Vote

The series of meetings held by PM Mitsotakis with parliamentary party leaders concluded late in the afternoon on Friday, raising hopes that there could be a cross-party compromise on the crucial issue of the right for expats to vote in Greece's...

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...

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...

Mitsotakis Government Wins Confidence Vote in Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis won a vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday night, two weeks after the national elections which were held on July 7. Mitsotakis' government received 158 votes from a total of 300 cast, allowing it...

Free Scooter Rides Offered in Greece During EU Elections To Boost Participation

US-based company Lime, which operates motorized scooters, announced on Monday that it will provide up to 15 hours' worth of urban rides free of charge on May 26, the day of the European Elections. The decision of the American company...

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 Parliament Votes in Favor of New Primary Residence Protection Bill

The Greek Parliament approved on Friday the new Primary Residence Protection bill which came up for discussion in the Parliament on Wednesday. Out of 231 MPs who participated in the vote, 194 voted in favor of Article 68, which incorporated...

Greek Parliament Votes to Amend The Country's Constitution

The Greek Parliament conducted a series of votes on Thursday for the final decision on which of the forty-three articles of the Constitution that were selected for possible revision will be actually revised by the next parliamentary session. The point...

Greek Parliament To Vote on Constitutional Revisions This Week

Greek M.P.'s will be voting on a series of Constitutional revisions later this week, according to the schedule released by Parliament on Monday. The two-day debate in Parliament on constitutional revisions began on Tuesday, at 10:00 AM local time (08:00 GMT). The...