New Zealanders have voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia for people with a terminal illness － clearing the way for the controversial proposition to become law in 2021.
More than 65% of voters backed the proposed law, according to preliminary results of a referendum announced by the country’s electoral commission Friday.
Lawmakers voted 69-51 to approve the End of Life Choice Act 2019 last year before sending the issue to a referendum.
More than 2.4 million people took part in the poll, which was conducted alongside New Zealand’s general election on October 17.
be in favour of something/doing something：慣用語，贊同，贊同做…。
clear/pave/open/prepare the way （for something）：慣用語，為…做好準備；清路；排除障礙。例句：The U.K.’s decision to approve AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use will clear the way for tens of millions of Britons to be vaccinated in the coming months.（英國批准阿斯特捷利康的武漢肺炎疫苗可供緊急使用此一決定，將為數千萬英國人在未來數月施打疫苗做好準備。）
take part in：慣用語，參加。例句：He refused to take part in the discussion.（他拒絕參加討論。）