Expat French get Internet vote for first time
AFP · 11 Feb 2012, 06:38
Published: 11 Feb 2012 06:38 GMT+01:00
Edouard Courtial, the junior minister for French living abroad, told journalists on Friday that French expatriates would be able to choose their 11 MPs by Internet during June's two-round parliamentary vote.
The estimated one million French citizens living abroad were previously only allowed to vote in presidential elections but this year they will have 11 deputies representing their interests in parliament, also a first.
"Internet voting allows us to overcome the obstacle of distance and to take part in an easy and secure way from one's home," said Courtial.