Papastergiadis invited to share thoughts to Greek parliament on vote of Greek Diaspora

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President of the Greek Orthodox Community in Melbourne, Mr Bill Papastergiadis, has been invited by the Greek parliament to discuss the legislative limitations in the current diaspora vote.

You can read about Papastergiadis criticism of the vote HERE.

In her letter, Vice-President of the Commission Mrs Sofia Voultepsis invited Mr Papastergiadis to come to the Chamber of the Senate of the House of Representatives on the 6th of July to present his views on the draft law of the Ministry of Interior, stating that the bill “Facilitates the exercise of the right to vote for non-Greek voters and greatly modifies the electoral process”

However, Papastergiadis wrote back saying that he was unable to arrive in Greece until Monday and instead, due to the seriousness of the matter, proposed to give his views on the telephone.

The bill allows Greek citizens who currently reside in Australia to vote on the Greek parliament, however Papastergiadis believed that it excluded the majority of expatriates from voting and did not practically accommodate expatriates in the election process.

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