Greek opposition tables proposal for diaspora vote


Conservative New Democracy has submitted a proposal to Parliament that would allow expatriate Greeks to vote in general elections.

“Greeks abroad are a valuable added force that Hellenism needs, especially at this very difficult period our country is going through,” said party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is currently in the United States, adding that this “integral part” of the Greek nation must be given a role to play in its future course.

According to the proposal, Greek nationals residing abroad would be able to vote in parliamentary elections from their place of residence.