Athens University Rectors Propose Electronic Student Vote



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    The Greece ‘s Athens University rector and vice-rectors on Tuesday proposed the introduction of electronic voting by the student body in order to decide major issues affecting the university, such as whether to stage sit-ins and occupy the premises.

    “In conditions of democracy, the violent occupation of university premises (and the standing risk of damage as has repeatedly occurred in the past) cannot be tolerated, nor can the tampering with democracy in various ways, but precisely in the spirit of the ‘Polytechnic’ of 1973 there is an urgent demand to reinstate simple reason,” they said in an announcement.

    Electronic voting by department would finally give the student majority an opportunity for everyone to directly decide whether to suspend classes, as some propose and then impose, the announcement added.
    (source: ana-mpa)