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Mitsotakis: SYRIZA's proposal for expat vote is offensive

Featured Mitsotakis: SYRIZA's proposal for expat vote is offensive

Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a brief conversation with Greek journalists in New York, mentioning both his meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the issue of the vote of Greeks in Greek national elections.

Mr Mitsotakis, when asked about SYRIZA's proposal for the right to vote for Greeks abroad, described it as "offensive" and "unconstitutional".

"SYRIZA's proposal is not just unconstitutional, it is deeply offensive to those who choose to exercise their right to vote outside Greece. It basically tells them that they cannot vote for Prime Minister, you will only vote for some Members, so we are talking about "second class" citizens and a vote that is not equal. It directly and brutally offends the Greek community ”, was the comment of the Greek Prime Minister.

Mitsotakis: "I attach importance to relations between leaders"
Mr Mitsotakis was asked about the prevailing climate and what he received from his meeting with Tayyip Erdogan. "I attach great importance to interpersonal relationships between leaders," was his comment.

On meetings with Zoran Zaef and Edi Rama and the Western Balkans' accession negotiations with the European Union, the Greek Prime Minister said:

"The countries of the European Union will assess the course of the two countries of the Western Balkans and decide accordingly the next steps. We agree with the prevailing view in Europe that there should be no decoupling. "