Constitution tweaked, consensus sought for Greek diaspora vote and next president

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

MPs approved nine changes to Greece’s constitution on Monday, the most notable of which was decoupling the election of the country’s president from the possibility of snap general elections.

New Democracy’s proposal that up to five votes should be held in Parliament, with the last one requiring just a simple majority, for the president to be elected was approved by 158 MPs. This removes the possibility of snap national elections having to b...

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