Greece’s Prime Minister proposes bill for Greeks abroad to vote without restrictions

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A new draft law aimed at updating voting conditions for Greeks abroad is set to enter public consultation on Monday.

Speaking in Parliament on Saturday, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the proposed legislation seeks to remove restrictions and grant voting rights to all registered Greek expatriates from their country of residence.

The proposed law comes after Greeks living abroad were able to vote from their place of residence for the first time during the general elections of May and June 2023.

Although Greek officials estimated that some 300,000 citizens living abroad would vote during the elections, only a total of 25,610 registered Greeks exercised their right to vote in 35 countries worldwide.

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