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Today, 18 is the age at which you are given the right to vote in the majority of EU countries, and also the right to vote in elections for the European Parliament. Over recent years, there have been an increasing number of proposals to lower it to 16 or 17.
Young people whose parents were immigrants or who were themselves immigrants who live in the suburbs of the larger cities in Sweden have more confidence in democracy and are more politically engaged than other young people.