Just 5,624 Greeks of the approximately 170,000 who live permanently in United Kingdommanaged to register in the special electoral rolls.

This is the majority of Greeks abroad, not only in percentage but also in absolute number, who declared that they want to vote in their place of residence.

The exact same thing happened in the May elections. At the same time, the increase in registered voters is notable, reaching 14% compared to the previous election.

The vast majority of them are individuals up to 45 yearsn. Many of them settled in Britain in the last decade.

As he pointed out the Greek ambassador in London, Ioannis Tsaoussis, the process, like last time, went smoothly, while any minor problems that may have arisen were immediately resolved by the supervisors and embassy staff.

Voters started arriving early in the morning. In London the process went extremely smoothly, with embassy staff on their feet from the first moment until late at night, helping and instructing those who exercised their right to vote. People seemed to relish the chance to vote abroad for a second time. Almost everyone said they were excited by the voting process.

Nevertheless, some pointed to the difficulty they faced in registering on the electoral rolls. However, as several voters pointed out, “a very good start has been made and it is almost certain that in the next elections, there will be much more voters”.

When the polls closed, the electoral commissions counted the files without opening them. The electoral bags with the ballots they will arrive today by air in Athens and, with a police escort, will end up at the Athens Court of Appeal.

The counting of votes will take place there when the polls close throughout the Greek territory.

Thirteen constituencies were created across Britain. In London 9 and one each in: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Leeds.