Beppe Grillo launched the proposal from his blog: “Vote for the 16enni the house and the Senate”
Writes it to Beppe Grillo on his blog, launching the proposal for the extension of voting rights to sixteen year-olds for both the lower house and Senate. “We must allow young people to become the engine of innovation in Italy”, explains the leader M5S. Beppe Grillo launched the proposal from his blog: “Vote for the 16enni the house and the Senate”. “Italy is the only Country in the world where the citizens have to wait years to 25 years of age, to enjoy full political rights. In the world to vote almost everywhere, from 18 years, with 27 exceptions between 16 and 21 years. Only in Italy to elect one of the two Rooms you must be over 25 years, causing distortions visible in the composition of the house and Senate who are among the causes of ungovernability”. “There are more than 4 million citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 years (8% of the population), whose vote is worth half. There are, then, continues, Cricket – more than 1 million citizens between the ages of 16 and 17 years (2.2% of the population) who do not even have the right to vote. In total, between 5 and 6 million people do not have the right to have their say on the future of the Country or have a representative on the truncated”. According to the leader M5S, it is “an anachronism unbearable that keeps our Country stuck. These 5 million italians have the right as much as, if not more, to the other citizens to decide on their future, because their future is the future of the Country. Today they belong to the excluded, the ones whose opinion counts for little or nothing.” “It is not a case – insists Grillo – the unemployment rate in the range between 15 and 24 years is abnormal, the march was to 34.1%, more than triple the unemployment as a whole and without considering the inactive. In total, the number of employed under 25 are 1.013.000 on a total of more than 5,000,000”. “To improve their condition – he adds – you need to listen to them and give them the opportunity to make an impact. We must welcome their ideas on how to improve the entry into the world of work and how to improve higher education”. “We must allow young people to become the engine of innovation in Italy. Not with speeches, but with deeds. The first step is to ensure their full political rights from the age of 16. The 5 Star Movement will fight for this,” concludes the guarantor of the M5S, who, on Twitter, launching the hashtag #Voto16. (ADNKRONOS)
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