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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Does 2011 belong to the youth?

The current electorate is the remnants of the electorate that registered in 2005. Many 2005 voters have died, lost or sold voters cards, or migrated in search of work. What remains is hard core that is not necessarily representative of the voters register that will emerge from the ongoing registration exercise. They are few in number – in the case of Chilanga the turnout was only 23 per cent versus the 65-75 per cent one would expect from a recently compiled roll. And their demographic profile is perhaps different from what is to come - none of them are younger than 22 years old, for one thing.
Guy Scott on the potential role of the youth in 2011. You can read the rest of the piece here.

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