Greece’s Interior Minister announces lifted voting restrictions in letter to diaspora

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Greece’s Interior Minister Niki Kerameus announced the lifting of restrictions for Greeks abroad to vote in elections, in a letter sent to the diaspora, reported Amna.gr.

Minister Kerameus said in the letter it was a “historic privilege” for her to announce the new legislation, which was passed in Parliament on Tuesday July 25.

“Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis raised this issue as a strategic priority, and he realised with the first law of the new government of the New Democracy,” Minister Kerameus stated in her letter.

“Now, Greek citizens who are registered in the electoral rolls, can vote without any restrictions. By registering on the electronic platform of the Interior Ministry and without any supporting documents, they can exercise their right to vote from abroad.

The reformed platform apodimoi.gov.gr is expected to be running in early September.

Source: Amna.gr

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