Greek interior minister Alexis Charitsis presented the final proposal by a committee of experts in the Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries that would allow Greeks living abroad to vote in the Greek elections.
Sources said the committee proposes that all individuals with a Greek passport registered to vote would have the right to cast their ballot regardless of their length of absence from Greece. They would vote in person at consulates or special electoral centres.
Following the committee’s presentation of its report on Monday, representatives will now be invited by Charitsis for a briefing on the report prior to drafting the 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,” Mr Charitsis said, thanking the committee members.