Small number of applications for Greek diaspora vote in general elections

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The number of Greeks living abroad who are planning to vote in Greece’s general election reached nearly 29,000 by Tuesday’s registration deadline, according to ekathimerini.com

Greeks abroad are allowed to vote for a new Greek government, providing they have lived in Greece for at least two consecutive years in the past 35 and have submitted a tax declaration with the local authorities this year or last.

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Earlier this year, The Greek Herald reported that the number of the Greeks in Australia who had registered to vote was 40. Since then, registrations have closed and according to opentv, there was only 162 registered Greeks in Australia.

4,556 voters were reported in the United Kingdom and 1,607 in Belgium, while the overall number of Greeks abroad who applied to vote was 30,617 and the applications approved were 22,008.

These figures come as Greece prepared to hold general elections on May 21 this year.

Sources: opentv, ekathimerini.

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