Expat Brits to get vote 'for life', UK Govt says

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As many as a million expatriate Britons are to given the right to vote in UK elections going forward, the British government announced on Friday.  An existing law sets a 15-year-limit on the period after which British expats who have settled overseas are able to participate in UK elections. The law was heavily criticised ahead of the EU referendum vote in June, as it meant that many expat Brits who are now likely to be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union were not able...

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