NEW ZEALAND VOTES TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA IN A REFERENDUM


31/10/2020




Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- New Zealand has voted to allow euthanasia for people with a terminal illness. More than 65% of voters backed the proposed law, according to preliminary results of a referendum announced by the country's electoral commission Friday.

New Zealand citizens were also requested to vote on if cannabis should be legalized, 53.1% said no.

The official outcome of the euthanasia vote will be published on November 6, and the law will take effect after one year.

Assisted suicide and euthanasia are only legal in Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands.


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