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9. Youth and the World

Last update: 25 March 2022

Young people’s attitudes towards public matters is rapidly changing. The turnout in the 18-29 age group during the 2018 municipal elections was 37%, while during the first round of the presidential elections in 2020 it reached 64.5% (and for the first time in years matched the average across the population, having been markedly lower in previous years), and then 67.2% in the run-off election, slightly below the national average. Young people are raised in an individualistic manner in school, but they also feel an increasing need for a community. Not finding sufficient channels for articulating their needs, they create new, grassroots forms of activity for themselves, particularly in the field of fighting the climate change.