June 20, 2013
Senator underlines 'validity' of teen vote
National senator Aníbal Fernández highlighted the validity of the teen vote, a motion that was written into law yesterday after receiving the nod by lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress on Wednesday night, and said that “at that age the kids have a lot of responsibilities.”
“By the age of 16, kids in Argentina have a lot of responsibilities. For example at 16 the criminal law can be applied.
"Furthermore if kids at that age want to work they can do so, as long as they have parental consent," the Kirchnerite senator said in a radio interview this morning.
“If they are given the opportunity to have children, get married and aren’t given the open opportunity and recognition when it comes to the vote, it wouldn’t really make much sense,” Fernández added.