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Papastergiadis and Greek government

The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Vasilis Papastergiadis met with Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos in Athens on Saturday where amongst other items, they discussed diaspora voting rights ahead if the Mitsotakis government upcoming regulation.

According to the proposed regulation Greeks abroad will have the right to vote in Greek elections from their place of residence.

The Minister reiterated that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, “is interested in Greeks everywhere, wherever in the world they may be (…) and very soon we will bring in the relevant bill so that Greeks around the world can partake in decisions taken by Greeks in Greece concerning our government.”

Papastergiadis hailed the merits of the forthcoming legislation and said that “this decision you made has no political colour. There are no political parties over these issues, we are all united. So, we believe that whatever law we may have, there must be progress.”