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ela12
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1. It would give an extraordinarily great power to young people, in addition to the one they already have, so that they represent an even more decisive actor on the political stage. However, even in the current system, they do not know how to vote, the majority choosing not to appear in the elections.

2. Contacting a lot of young people from all kinds of high schools, I noticed that most of them cannot seriously choose even a student representative at the level of their school, being completely disinterested in this form of democracy. Reaching the age of 18, they are equally ignorant about voting. Therefore, I think that lowering the voting age would only lead to more random votes and more people who do not go to vote out of the total number, thus creating an advantage for certain political parties through absenteeism.