May 23, 2013
Senate committee debates bill that could give 16-18 year olds the vote
The Senate began today the debate of the bill that, if passed into law, would allow young people between the age of 16 and 18 to vote, as well as foreigners who have been living in the country for two years.
The Constitutional Affairs Committee began debating the bill at the Illia Salón at the Legislative Palace, and agreed to set a schedule to include youth organization members and university students in the debate that will be resumed next Wednesday.
The head of the pro-government bloc, Miguel Ángel Pichetto, assured he will present a list of possible names, including university students and constitutionalists, in order to "listen to different voices."