Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has declared that Greeks residing overseas, who are registered to vote in Greece, will be able to vote by mail in next year’s elections for the European Parliament.
Mitsotakis said postal voting would also be used in the next general elections irrespective of whether voters are in Greece or abroad.
According to Ekathimerini, Mitsotakis announced the historic shift in a cabinet meeting on Thursday, stating that postal voting is a “brave institutional reform” that follows his government’s effort in 2021 to allow diaspora voters to vote without having to fly to Greece.
“Today we take another important step. We are establishing postal voting for anyone who wishes inside and outside Greece,” Mitsotakis said at the start of a cabinet meeting.
Mitsotakis further stated that the present government will not split the country into constituencies, as it had explored in recent months, continuing an approach that had been practiced since 1981.