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Italian Senate endorses decreasing voting age from 25 to 18

By Euronews with AP

The Italian Senate has accredited decreasing the age of residents eligible to vote for Parliament’s higher chamber from 25 to 18.   –   Copyright  Gregorio Borgia/AP

The Italian Senate has accredited decreasing the voting age in senate elections from 25 to 18, paving the way in which for 4 million younger individuals to participate.

Italians aged 18 or above can already solid ballots in nationwide elections for the decrease home of Italy’s parliament, the Chamber of Deputies.

If sufficient lawmakers in every chamber request it within the subsequent three months, a nationwide constitutional referendum may very well be held to verify the brand new voting age for the higher legislative chamber.

Federico D’Inca, the federal government minister for parliamentary relations and a member of Italy’s populist 5-Star Motion, stated decreasing the voting age for the Senate “favours the participation of the brand new generations in political life.”

The 5-Star Motion at present holds probably the most seats within the Italian legislature and is a companion in Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wide-ranging coalition authorities. Italy’s subsequent election is scheduled for 2023.

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