This portal carried out a survey on persons aged 16 year old and voting for the first time. The questions were rather open ended in order to get better the feeling of what were the thoughts behind the voting although in theory much more difficult to analyse.
Approximately 55 percent of those interviewed that actually went to vote were not aware who the candidates were until the very last . IT comes quite natural that the following question was so how did you decide whom to vote? Most of the respondent replied that it was either through relatives recommendation, peer recommendation or by the looks of the person as they look young and nice. Needless continue! Is this the kind of voting the political parties are after!?
The leaders of a country should encourage persons to think! The political parties are not reaching to the young ones with their ideas and their votes are won by presenting nice faces! Next time we will have a beauty general election! To further insult everyone the PL wants to indoctrinate and brainwash 14 year olds now by opening membership to that age! Excuse me but if a person at that age is not capacitated to trade, if one cannot marry, if one cannot drive, and if one requires the parent’s or guardian’s consent to do most what made Joseph Muscat think that he can choose who leads the Party or worst the country?!
Perhaps next time round Politicians will distribute smarties and we will open voting to toddlers. Smarties for thought.