Voting from the age of 16? The European proposal divides Czech politics, the Czech constitution would have to be amended in the lower house

The European twenty-seventh is touched by the debate about the fact that in almost two years the European Parliament (EP) should be elected from the age of 16 instead of the current age of eighteen. It is promoted by the EP itself and by some European countries. For example, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Malta gave their ‘yes’ to young people. Although the Czech debate has only just begun, it is already splitting the governing coalition into five and opinion tensions are rising.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at