May 22, 2013
'Youth vote gives democracy more sustainability,' CFK
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that giving youngsters between 16 and 18 years old the opportunity to vote gives democracy more sustainability because “the more people decide, better.”
Fernández de Kirchner made these comments as she led a ceremony at the Bicentennary Museum to commemorate the passing of the Sáenz Peña law, which established the universal, compulsory and secret vote.
The president of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lorenzetti, who last week assured the judiciary branch "will not give in to the pressure of political or economic powers," attended the event.
The President added that “the secret, compulsory vote undoubtedly was the stepping stone of all the conquests that came later. All of Argentina’s military coup d’etats beginning in 1930 had complicity of the society as well.”
“That is why the legacy of out great democratic leaders is that citizens choose in the polls who must represent them," she concluded.