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Committee proposals on vote of Greeks abroad

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The final proposal allowing Greeks living abroad to vote in Greek elections was presented to Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis on Monday by a committee of experts of the Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries.

Sources said that the committee proposes that all individuals with a Greek passport who are also registered to vote be able to vote, regardless of the length of their absence from Greece. It also proposes that they vote in person at consulates or special electoral centers to be set up.
The committee also proposed that Greeks abroad vote for parties' state deputies only.
Charitsis is expected to invite party representatives to brief them on the report, prior to drafting a 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," Charitsis said, thanking the committee members.