Germans with disabilities will vote, maybe

by Mattia Rosini - 2013.06.10

According to the Federal Constitution, Germans with disabilities who need ‘full assistance’ have no voting rights. That’s a real iniquity, which also violates the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. An anomaly that could be corrected before the general elections that will be taking place in September 2013. Thanks to the commitment of many organizations for people with disabilities, to the former Health Minister Ulla Schmidt and to Federal Commissioner for Disabilities Hubert Hüppe. This latter discussed the issue in Parliament just a few days ago, receiving transversal consensus by political forces, who declared ready to ratify law extending universal suffrage to all citizens with disabilities as soon as possible.

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