May 18, 2013
Domínguez backs teen suffrage: 'I fought in Malvinas when I was 18'
Victory Front’s Deputy and head of the Lower House, Julián Domínguez, stated today that every attempt to expand rights in Argentina has always represented a “political fight”, thus referring to the teen and foreign residents’ suffrage bill.
“Argentine society is one very into politics, and the expansion of rights has always been a political fight, and that’s the way it should be”, the former Agriculture minister said.
Likewise, Domínguez indicated “After 30 years living in democracy, it is time to expand the rights of all citizens of Argentina.”
Domínguez, who fought in the Malvinas War in 1982 against NATO forces, remembered that time: “I was only 18 and no one ever asked me if I wanted to go or not. I would’ve loved to have the chance to choose, the chance to vote for the nation’s rulers and not to have four murderers [Military Junta] sending me and many other kids of my age to fight and die.”
“So, as a war veteran I understand that if we could fight and defend the nation some 30 years ago and at that young age, there’s a need to expand rights and give the youth the chance to pick freely their governing class.”