Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister: Greeks abroad should vote in 2023 elections

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Greece’s Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, met with a delegation of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (PADEE/WHIA) this week, led by its President and State Senator of Rhode Island, Leonidas Raptakis.

Mr Raptakis was joined at the meeting by the 2nd Vice President of the PADEE/WHIA and Federal Member for Adelaide, Steve Georganas; Wyoming State Senator, Stephen Pappas; and Canadian MP Annie Koutrakis.

During the meeting, Varvitsiotis emphasised the valuable role of PADEE/WHIA not only in strengthening relations between the Greek diaspora and Greece, but also in projecting Greece’s positions internationally.

The Minister also referred to Greece’s upcoming elections in 2023, underlining that it is important for Greeks abroad to register in time on the electoral rolls to exercise their right to vote.

Greece’s Interior Ministry launched in September last year a new information campaign in digital and print media abroad to inform Greeks who reside outside the country that they should register in the special electoral list apodimoi.gov.gr if they want to vote in the next national elections from their country of residence.

To qualify for the vote, those interested will have to have lived in Greece for two years in the last 35 years and must have submitted a tax return during the current or previous tax year.

READ MORE: Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister meets with Board of World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association.

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