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Majority of diaspora Greeks voted for New Democracy

With all 17,258 valid votes cast by Greek citizens abroad in Sunday’s general election counted, conservative New Democracy emerged as the most popular party overseas with 43.23% of the vote, a slight increase on its 42.62% share in the May election. Left-wing SYRIZA came in second place, its 16.61% share …

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Diaspora Greeks show little interest for elections, force gov’t to change law

Lack of interest on the part of diaspora Greeks to participate in the upcoming elections is forcing the Mitsotakis government to changes in the electoral law regardign the election of expatriates on the so-called “state ballots.” However, for this the government will need an agreement with the political parties of …

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Bill on diaspora Greeks’ vote rejected in Parliament

The bill on the vote of diaspora Greeks in national elections was defeated in Parliament late on Wednesday, as it did not manage to collect the required number of votes in a plenary session. Officially titled “Lifting of restrictions for the registration of voters abroad on special voting lists,” the …

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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Vote for Greeks abroad: Political parties agree on strict eligibility criteria

No postal vote, eligibility for those who have been living abroad for maximum 35 years but who had lived in Greece for two years and can prove it with public documents. The inter-party committee of the Greek Parliament has reached an agreement on the vote of Greeks living abroad, Interior …

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Greeks living abroad: Vote to affect 350,000 people with Greek tax ID

Greece’s Interior Minister, Takis Theodorikakos, made clear on Tuesday that only Greek citizens with a Greek tax number will be eligible to vote if they live abroad. The Minister put an end to speculations that the majority of Greeks living abroad, incl diaspora Greeks, would be able to vote and …

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Greek-Australian Communities against right to vote in Greece

“Greek migrants living outside of Greece for decades have no position, but it is also dangerous to decide on the plight of the Greek people, given that they are not aware of the Greek reality and their lives are not affected by what is happening in Greece.” This is the …

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Greek Orthodox Bishop of Chicago supports March For Our Lives

Newly enthroned Metropolit Nathanael Symeonides in the Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago said he feels a responsibility to protect the youth participating in the March For Our Lives gun control rallies in US. He feels a responsibility to not only pray for the youth, but to protect them. “They want …

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“Tsim Booky” : Australians angry at Greek cab driver

While thousands of tax drivers protested in Melbourne the government plans to buyback tax licenses, one cabbie decided it was a good time to prank two Australian television networks. The cab driver of Greek origin told the TV reporters that his name was “Tsim Booky”. And so he was presented …

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