The possibility that Greeks living and working abroad now have to vote in their place of residence, was mentioned by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a meeting he had with them in London. “Greeks who live abroad, especially those of your generation, I dare not say of our generation, because you are all much younger than me, that is, children who mainly left Greece in the last decade, you now have the opportunity to vote in “National elections from your place of residence in this case from London, from the United Kingdom,” said the Prime Minister.
“This was a pre-election commitment of mine. We have succeeded and we have implemented it in part, we would like the definition of those who have the right to vote from their place of residence to be wider. Unfortunately, as you probably know, we stumbled upon the restriction “The 200 seats we had to collect and unfortunately we could not persuade other parties to extend the definition. However, the generation of brain-drain is definitely covered and you can vote, unless there are many special reasons, from your permanent place of residence.” Mr. Mitsotakis.
At the same time as clarified, “elections will be held in ’23, I’m committed to this and I intend to keep my word and my public commitment. ”
The issue of brain drain was also raised in the discussion, which is now turning into brain gain: “the generation that left in the last decade is starting to think very seriously about returning to the country. This is something extremely encouraging. I also share my own experience when ’97 I decided to return to Greece because on the one hand I had found a good job and on the other because I believed then in the long-term prospects of the country. employers, Greeks and foreigners, when I ask them about people who are interested in hiring, they all tell me the same thing, that they receive a lot of CVs from young Greeks abroad who now want to return home. “Greece of 2021 has nothing to do with the Greece of the previous decade”, the Prime Minister noted.
Mr. Mitsotakis also referred to the government’s planning for the rest of the government term, emphasizing the reforms: “We have done a lot of work. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, 18 months before the elections is an important period to implement reforms. and not to think, not to allow ourselves, to think with the usual pre-election logic of benefits.I think we have left these for good behind us.And the emphasis will be first and foremost on those changes that They will make us more competitive, they will create jobs, they will reduce social inequalities and they will allow us to quickly make the double transition to the digital economy and the new green reality. important when a party like New Democracy, traditional, center-right, liberal party, stars in both ια.
In the digital transformation on the one hand I think we have done things that many of our fellow citizens did not imagine could be done in such a short time. We all enjoy the “convenience” of the services provided by gov.gr and they are constantly expanding, and in the green transition we are again at the forefront, with bold policies, at all levels, that allow us to play a leading role and form a a grid of policies that runs horizontally across all areas of government work. ”
Source From: Capital
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