This vast swing to left-wing ideology among young voters will come as no surprise to the baby boomer generation that witnessed (or partook in) the countercultural movement of the 1960’s.
Youth Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Find the latest news on youth voting rights in this section. Many policy areas specifically affect youth voting more than others such as education and the voting age. Ensuring youth participation in democracy is critically important for a successful system and the general trend in lower voter turnout for youth is a disaster.
One-man-rule through successive winnings in multi-party elections can therefore only happen through a botched democratic process transforming any such democracy into a nominal democracy.
A strong and resurgent Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn ran a fantastic campaign focused around truly progressive and forward-looking policies that really resonated with the electorate, especially the younger generations.
The widening age gap between African leaders and their populations is a cause for concern. For instance, in 2016, the average median age of the African population was 20, while the average age for Heads of State was 66.
Leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Morgan Tsvangirai launching his campaign for next year’s general election
Influx is a reflection of ferment within #Resistance movement rather than strength of Democrats
Medical professionals have observed an uptick in agitation and anxiety among our young patients
In an effort to get more young people involved in the democratic process, many states are attempting lowering the voting age to 17 to get young people active.
What’s going to be problematic is getting the youth to come back into politics following the 2016 election. Many people will turn to apathy based on the results. However, no fight truly ends after a defeat.
Study finds people who use the internet more often are less likely to be politically divided