Of the over 3 million Romanians living abroad, that is outside the borders of Romania, only:
Insufficient communication and the long distances to polling stations disenfranchise actually these people from one of the fundamental rights associated to citizenship.
The FLAME Foundation is of the opinion that the Romanians living outside the national borders of Romania should vote:
More weight of the votes of Romanians who live abroad will force state institutions to publicly debate on projects meant to protect this category of citizens or the members of their families, people in vulnerable positions (old people, children);
Exercising the right to vote involves keeping in close touch the Romanian diaspora with their homeland, with medium and long-term beneficial effects such as investments in the native country, advocacy actions about the homeland in the political or economic fields deployed in other countries or know-how brought when coming back to the country of origin.
We are of the opinion that the main barriers in carrying out these objectives are: