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"Brexit is unfair to other EU citizens"
Originally 7 June 2016 was supposed to be the last day citizens could register for the upcoming referendum on EU membership in the UK on 23 June 2016, now the deadline was extended until 9 June due to collapse of the registering portal. Not only are British citizens entitled to vote. Citizens of three EU member states resident in the UK, i.e. Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, can also participate: Irish citizens due to Ireland’s special history with the UK, Maltese and Cypriots as those countries are part of the Commonwealth.
What do EU citizens think about this rule who permanently live in the United Kingdom? What’s their views on the UK possibly leaving the EU? Democracy International has asked two young women. One of them is eligible, the other vote is not allowed to vote.
This is the second part: After interviewing a German not entitled to vote, we now present to you the views of Polyxeni Athienitou, a 26-year-old Cypriot who has been living in the UK for almost four years. Polyxeni came to do her Masters degree in Nottingham and then found a job in London where she has been living since. Currently she works as a data analyst at a hotel group company called Carlson Rezidor. As a Cypriot she will be allowed to vote.