MMM’s Paul Berenger has announced a proposal to lower the voting age in Mauritius to 16 years old.
The current voting age in Mauritius is 18.
Berenger’s proposal seeks to the matter requires “a serious debate” – particularly among young ones.
“To consolidate solidarity between generations, and to allow young people to fully play their role, the question of the right to vote at 16 years old should be looked into closely,” Berenger said.
Paul Bérenger added that he will discuss the proposed measure with other opposition parties gathered around the unofficial alliance knows as the ‘Plateforme de l’Espoir’ (Platform of Hope).
He was speaking this Saturday August 27, 2022 at a convention organized by the MMM at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebène, as part of International Youth Day.
He dwelled lengthily on the importance of consolidating the links between the different generations.
The MMM leader also said ageing population is a serious challenge that Mauritius will be called to be faced.