Argentina's Senate passes bill to lower voting age




 
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Argentina's Senate passes bill to lower voting age
 
October 18th, 2012  
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Argentina's Senate passes bill to lower voting age
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Senate easily approved a bill on Wednesday to lower the voting age to 16 from 18 in time for a crucial midterm election that may determine whether President Cristina Fernandez can seek a third term. Fernandez, who backs the bill to extend voting rights, has given prominent state jobs to members of a youth group founded by her son, Maximo, and often praises young activists for their political fervor. ...

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