The much awaited immigrants’ participation in municipal elections is a fact following a new legislative amendment passed by the Government. According to an interior ministry circular, all eligible immigrants can register until August 31 2010 – the previous deadline was June 30 - to register at their local municipality’s election office should they want to vote in the upcoming ballot on November 14. Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis stressed that “the participation of legally residing long term residents is a historic event.”

For more information about the procedure and the eligibility criteria: Ministry of the Interior