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Italy to lower voting age, minimum age for Senators

Senators will be able to be as young as 35

Italy to lower voting age, minimum age for Senators

(ANSA) - Rome, July 18 - Italy is set to lower the minimum age for people to become Senators and to vote for representatives in the Upper House. On Wednesday the Senate approved an article contained in constitutional reforms that will allow for Senators to be as young as 35, down from the current minimum age of 40. The voting age will be 18 for both the House and the Senate - at the moment a voters had to be 25 before casting a ballot in Senate elections.

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