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Bill for Expatriate Greeks Vote to be Tabled

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The inner cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, approved yesterday a bill that would give Greek citizens living abroad the right to vote in general elections in Greece from their place of residence. Greeks abroad will be included in special electoral rolls to be compiled and regularly updated by the Greek consulates abroad. Each party will be allowed to name maximum three candidates on the party’s state list, said Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos. He also clarified that the proposed bill will be transitional.  Once it has been tested in practice, the government would then examine the possibility of representation for specific regions abroad and possible ways to implement the constitutional provision for postal voting.