Greek PM meets with all party leader to push Diaspora vote



Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to hold meetings with all political party leaders on Friday to discuss the voting rights of Greeks abroad.

The Prime Minister will hold the meetings in his office starting with SYRIZA party leader, Alexis Tsipras at 11:00 am, followed with a meeting at 12:15pm with the leader of the Movement for Change (KINAL) party, Fofi Gennimata.

At 5pm, Mitsotakis will meet with the general secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

The Greek Prime Minister will conclude his meetings on the diaspora vote at 6pm, following his meeting with the leader of Elliniki Lysi, Kyriakos Velopoulos and finally with Yanis Varoufakis.

The Mitsotakis government is keen to allow the Greek diaspora equal voting rights with their counterparts back in Greece.

Meanwhile on Monday, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos called on all opposition parties to comply with what the provisions of the constitution, without being distracted by petty party-political interests.

"It is a time for the political system to behave responsibly and prove that it can do what is self-evident and makes sense," said the Minister.

Theodorikakos also said that those who wish to vote should apply to the Interior ministry and their details will be cross-checked to see if they are on the electoral lists. He clarified that there are about 350,000 Greeks who have declared a permanent residence abroad and retain a tax registration number, offering assurances that the process will be carried out with complete transparency and with the oversight of all parties.