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Should the voting age in tz be lowered to 16?

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Mkasika, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mkasika

    Mkasika JF-Expert Member

    Mar 1, 2011
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    The African youth are actively involved in political processes, as illustrated by their role in recent events in Tunisia and Egypt. If young people can shape the future of their countries through network technologies such as mobile phones and social media, why should they not do be able to do so through the ballot box?
    The voting age has already been lowered to 16 in Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Can't it be argued that excluding from voting those who are politically active represents a form of discrimination and disenfranchisement? TUJADILI