PM gets consensus with party leaders for diaspora vote though Tsipras rejects plan
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday achieved consensus with some party leaders on his government's plan to grant Greeks living abroad full voting rights but not with the leader of the main leftist opposition Alexis Tsipras, who rejected the basis of the initiative, which is the equality of each vote.
Mitsotakis established common ground with the leaders of center-left Movement for Change (KINAL), the Communist Party (KKE) and the nationalist Greek Solution, indicating that he was on course to secure the 200 votes required for the motion to be passed in Parliament, especially if he also gains the backing of the MeRA25 party of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis which is believed to be likely.
Tsipras however would not grant his support to the initiative, which he claimed would "distort the country's political balance." The leftist leader said he...