Greeks living abroad are a step closer to vote in parliamentary elections after a committee of experts of the Interior and the Foreign ministries submitted their final proposals to Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis.
Citing sources, state news agency amna reports that eligible to vote are all individuals with a Greek passport who are also registered to vote, regardless of the length of their absence from Greece.
It also proposes that they vote in person at consulates or special electoral centers to be set up.
The committee also proposed that Greeks abroad vote for parties’ state deputies only.
The Interior minister is expected to invite party representatives to brief them on the report, prior to drafting a bill for Parliament.
“It’s the first time the Greek state deals in a coordinated and methodical way with this convoluted political and technical issue,” Charitsis said, thanking the committee members.