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Disability Discrimination May Tarnish Spain’s Electoral Reforms

Expand A man is helped to cast a symbolic vote during an event organized by The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Friday, June 17, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Francisco Seco People with disabilities may experience discrimination as they vote in Spain’s general election this weekend, despite a law which guarantees equal voting rights.  Last year, Spain reformed its existing law on the general electoral system to ensure “the right to vote for all persons with disabilities.” It modified previous legislation which allowed a judge…

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