Germany: Commissioner calls for extending voting rights to 85,000 disabled people
03 December 2018 | 10:12 am
Thousands of Germans cannot vote because of a disability that requires them to have a legal guardian. On the International Day of Disabled Persons, Germany's disability commissioner says the law has to change.
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