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With 4,518 signatories, the petition has reached the necessary threshold, with 23 days still remaining to sign.
This means the adaptation of the law will have to be debated in the Chamber of Deputies.
Minister of Justice Sam Tanson had introduced a bill last week that will introduce harsher sentences for sexual abuse of minors.
For instance, the statute of limitations would be abolished for the rape of a minor.