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Premium Talking Tips: Lowering age to vote becomes hot political issue

Don’t have any idea on what topic to discuss for Premium Talking today? Then, please check out this article by The Korea Times.

 

 

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Members of a civic alliance for youth’s human rights call for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party to stop opposing the move to lower the voting age from 19 to 18, during a rally in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, March 22. / SOURCE: Yonhap (via The Korea Times)

 

When you are an 18-year-old citizen in Korea, you can marry, obtain a driver’s license and become a public servant once passing the required state exam. You are also obliged to pay taxes on any income, and serve in the military if you are a man.  But there’s one thing you cannot do ― vote. In Korea, 19 is the age when suffrage is given to vote for president, lawmakers, mayors, governors and other elected officials. For decades, there have been calls to lower the age to 18 to meet the age for other social rights and duties.  The issue has re-emerged recently after President Moon Jae-in said he plans to include lowing the age of suffrage to 18 in his suggestions for constitutional revision. It has immediately drawn pros and cons, from both the civic and political sectors.

-Kim Rahn, The Korea Times 

 

 

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Article Source: The Korea Times 

 

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