May 18, 2013
Lower House clears teen suffrage bill for debate
The Lower House of Congress cleared the teen suffrage bill for debate, and will be discussed at the floor next week.
The Constitutional Affairs committee, headed by Diana Conti, and the Justice Committee, led by Jorge Yoma, were in charge of the analysis of the bill.
Lawmakers from the Radical Party, Broad Progressive Front, Peronist Front and PRO bloc stated that they will support the Victory Front's bill.
The pro-government initiative establishes that the vote will be optional for those between 16 and 18 years old.
The Upper House of Congress preliminary approved the bill with 52 votes in favour and only three against.
After it was approved in general, the senators debated the bill article-by-article and accepted a few modifications set by the opposition.