NEWS Politics

New electoral law approved by simple majority of MPs

Parliament approved by a simple majority on Thursday night the government’s proposed changes to the electoral system, with 179 votes in favor, 86 against and 16 MPs voting "present," meaning that 17-year-olds will be able to vote in the next general elections but also that the 50-seat bonus for the winning party will remain in place for now.

COMMUNITY Elections

Democrats Abroad Greece put Sanders in first place with 57 pct

US Democrats living in Greece voted for their presidential candidate in a poll organized by Democrats Abroad Greece at Athens’s Grande Bretagne Hotel on Sunday, with initial estimates giving Bernie Sanders 57 percent and Hillary Clinton 43 percent. No votes were cast for the other two names on the ballot, Roque de la Fuente and Martin O’Malley.

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