Postal voting takes spotlight in Greece’s New Year legislative agenda


The Greek government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis unveiled the priority bills set to kick off the new legislative year, emphasising the significance of reforms in private universities and the introduction of a postal voting system.

Marinakis highlighted that the proposed bills cover a wide range of crucial issues, including changes in the justice system, measures against sports violence, and economic interventions aimed at boosting incomes. The government is particularly focused on addressing companies’ profiteering, and Marinakis emphasised the imposition of fines to curb such practices.

Among the key legislative initiatives, the introduction of postal voting stands out as a landmark move. The government aims to streamline and facilitate the voting process by allowing citizens to cast their votes via mail. This step is expected to enhance accessibility to the electoral system, providing convenience for individuals unable to visit polling stations in person.

In response to concerns about the bill for marriage equality, Marinakis reassured the public that it is on the government’s agenda and will be submitted within the next four years.

When questioned about potential reactions from the Church, Marinakis emphasised the separation of powers, stating, “The Church does not legislate. The Hellenic Republic holds executive, legislative, and judicial power. We respect all opinions, including those from the Church.”

As the parliamentary session unfolds, citizens and stakeholders eagerly anticipate the outcome of these proposed bills, with the postal voting initiative taking center stage as a significant step toward modernising the democratic process in the country.

Source: Hellas Journal




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