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Column-GE14: Who Will Our Young Voters Choose?

Last update: 28/02/2018
By Aina Shatar

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Nearly five million young voters will vote for the first time in the impending 14th General Election, according to the Election Commission of Malaysia.

These first-timers comprise 34 per cent of Malaysia's total voters. While Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan can more or less foresee the choice of the nation's experienced voters, the coalitions have no idea who the young voters would back.

These first-time voters constitute a bulk of those perceived as fence sitters and they are the ones who will play a pivotal role in determining the victors come GE14.

A case in point is the US Presidential election in 2008 when Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected to the White House.

His campaign strategy targeted youths which enabled him to garner the support of some 12 million young voters.....


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