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Spain proposes lowering voting age to 16 #16tovote

The secretary of the Joventut de la Generalitat, Eugeni Villalbí, has been in favour of young people voting at 16 and, as explained in an interview with ACN, will work to include this premise in the National Pacte per la Joventut.
Spain’s Government will propose lowering voting age to 16 years

The secretary of the Joventut de la Generalitat, Eugeni Villalbí, believes that if at age 16 can decide to abort children, work, and can change their treatment before the judicial system they must also be able to vote

The secretary of the Joventut de la Generalitat, Eugeni Villalbí, has been in favour of young people voting at 16 and, as explained in an interview with ACN, will work to include this premise in the National Pacte per la Joventut. He said that at this age they are treated as adults in many respects, but can not exercise the primary right to decide in a democracy.

Villalbí has indicated that this is a debate that is already being considered in other areas of the world and that some Catalan parties have also spoken regarding the issue, such as the ERC, ICV and PSC. However, he explained that working with political parties to reach a consensus on the matter will start in Manresa on 27 February.

Villalbi explained that the pact has to be used to improve the quality of life of youths and has to affect their process of emancipation, which includes housing, work and training. The secretary has suggested that in the future it will deal with the two main differences being drafted now. The first is the pact will be given "legal status" because the present is only an institutional statement. and the second is to establish specific goals.

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Posted in: News by SoulRiser on July 17, 2010 @ 4:37 AM

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