When Could All Southeast Asian Citizens Vote?
In 2019, more people will vote than ever before.
Nearly two billion voters in 50 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.
Some of the biggest elections include India - the world’s largest democracy with 800 million eligible voters, Indonesia - 187 million registered voters and Nigeria - 84 million registered voters.
Looking at this aspect, wouldn't you curious to know when actually Southeast Asian people can go and cast their votes?
We're referring to the voting age, actually.
Ninety percent of the world votes at age 18. But as for this region, here's the voting age for respective countries:
17 years old:
INDONESIA, TIMOR LESTE
18 years old:
VIETNAM, THAILAND, PHILIPPINES, MYANMAR, LAOS & CAMBODIA
21 years old:
Brunei is an absolute monarchy in which the sultan exercises executive power, and in which there are no elected representatives at the national level.
Are you going to vote this year, Seasians?
Source : Al-Jazeera
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