Argentina formalized on Thursday the call for this year's primary and legislative elections which will be held on 11 August and 27 October respectively and will see Argentines aged 16 vote for the first time. Read full article
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If you take it down to 12 you will match the mental age of the Argentine Government!May 09th, 2013 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Does anyone seriously believe that the average 16 year old fully understands each element of any party's manifesto or it's effect on the nation? This just smacks of the same trick Alex Salmond's trying: pump the kids up with simplistic bs then point them towards the polling stations.May 10th, 2013 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@2 I don't believe that the average adult in Argentina understands any party manifesto. Not that it matters: every single relevant party is Peronist, and they don't have a manifesto.May 10th, 2013 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
#2 of course not....no one does, even the asslips herself. They need a pickup in the votes they lost. Besides, who else but idiots of kids will vote for her?May 10th, 2013 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Yes, yes, yes... but then again, in your nations, without Peronism, with manifestos and with such enlightened voters (lol)May 10th, 2013 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
... it's STILL not working!
Your nations are heading down the same toilet.
Merikuh!May 10th, 2013 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The average teenager really doesn't care. It's not that important to them, and they really don't feel like voting. Most of them will end up voting like their parents.May 10th, 2013 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The only ones that get excited about it are the La Campora tards, who like to spray paint their stupidity on the city walls. Unfortunately, they usually come from large families of degenerates, and that's what the K's are counting on.
Voting is down to age 4 simply because it makes no sense.May 10th, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Nothing like a bit of gerrymandering.May 10th, 2013 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Let's face it, over the years, Argentina has had a few Gerries to mander! ;-)
it's just like the upcoming scottish independence vote... ignore your own democratic traditions and make the voting age as low as you can, based upon a whim. The major implication is that people with less-life experience are more likely to vote 'yes' to a free scotland and 'yes' to more KFC.May 10th, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So what is it about life-experience that leads to both being a bad idea? (other than the thought of a bunch of marauding unemployed jocks descending back into fuedal warlordism isn't great)
What if voting didn't have an age at all, only that you had a year of being sponsible.May 10th, 2013 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The fix is in anyway.May 10th, 2013 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
50 pesos (eq to USD 5 and a bloody awful suasage). Sounds like a bargain in the little shop of horrors.
Hope they get the re-election ammendment passed. But even without a legislative majority, Cristina is made of stronger stuff than to let herself become a lame duck, and the 71% who voted left at the last election aren't going to magically transform into Macri supporters and bring back all the bad old days, however much some reactionaries on here salivate over the idea...May 11th, 2013 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Mr vicarious sputters diarrhea of the mouth, again! Spouting off everything he knows nothing about.....only from reading.....never experiencing. Poor (literally) communist BK.....never been able to afford to travel the world and experience it.......yet quite opinionated.May 11th, 2013 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
#14 So would you rather the poor were not opinionated? Meek and submissive perhaps...May 11th, 2013 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
How do you ever leap to your conclusions BK? You jump from a statement made of not basing your opinions on experience to saying the poor should be meek and submission....how do you do that? I will retort that are you saying that the poor are too stupid to generate opinions based on experience? I hardly think that because one is poor that they are stupid. However I do equate opinions based on unsubstantiated facts or first hand experience as hollow and stupid opinions.May 12th, 2013 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Going back to the context of the article; with any luck, the teens in Argentina are much like teens anywhere and can give two flying fucks about politics and care more about three things:
2-A good time
However if they do feel inclined to vote, most likely they will be in line with the political thinking of their parents. It would seem that the victory front is in for an ass waxing this year. However.....TGCA (The Great Cunt of Argentina) still has plenty of time to corrupt the process effectively. But then again, she has fucked up one thing after another and the events that have unfolded thus far may just be a chain reaction that cannot be turned back or stopped. It is know up to the people of Argentina to continue applying the pressure if they truly want change. If they still want socialism, that is their choice, but at the very least. cleanse your country of the hypocritical corruption mongers that use the AFIP as the kirchner SS troopers.
we have good educacion. we know from young age all about polotics. So our people will be well informed to vote. you are the blinded masses. being brainwashed...not us. if it wasn't for your interferance in out territory we would be in the top countrys of the world. get out!May 14th, 2013 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
#17 go kill what you kill the best.........natural south americans.....the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF SOUTH AMERICA. Nice excuses why you are not #1 though, because of interference from the USA.May 14th, 2013 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
CFK should reduce the voting age to that of the primary school kids who have recieved their 'Malvinas' indoctrination.May 14th, 2013 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Still I am sure there are enough Argentinians who make the rather obvious connection that when things are sh1t for Argentina, just roll out the Malvinas crap and the country is all rosy again.