Greeks conclude on changes over diaspora voting rights, ministerial criminal liability

Greek parliament

Greek parliament

Greek parliamentarians conclude their debate over the proposed revisions to the constitution with the changes going to a vote tonight, Monday, after the conclusion of the Prime Minister and the other party leaders’ speeches.

The three main issues that attract the attention during the voting process on the final proposals are:

  • The procedure for the election of the President of Republic
  • The voting right of the Greeks Abroad
  • The ministers’ criminal liability

The articles under revision must collect 180 votes at least from the 300-member Greek parliament in order to be approved.

During the week long debate at the plenary as well as at the parliament’s committee for the Revision of the Constitution, there were intense political disagreements and a number of arguments. However, after mutual concessions, a common ground was found for the some changes.