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First-time voters bring new optimism in the United Kingdom


It is often said that today’s younger generations have grown disillusioned with politics and have been alienated by it. Yet, in the UK, a recently published Opinion poll conducted for the Observer presents a more optimistic landscape. Already back in September, the participation of 16-year-olds Scots in the referendum for independence, who were allowed to vote for the first time, proved to be important and there is now a debate on whether lowering the legal age to vote to 16.

It is often said that today’s younger generations have grown disillusioned with politics and have been alienated by it. Yet, in the UK, a recently published Opinion poll conducted for the Observer presents a more optimistic landscape. Already back in September, the participation of 16-year-olds Scots in the referendum for independence, who were allowed to vote for the first time, proved to be important and there is now a debate on whether lowering the legal age to vote to 16.

REUTERS

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