The 77 Percent – Should voting be made compulsory?

Young people in The Gambia and Nigeria aren't showing up in large numbers to register to vote in presidential elections. And that development has left some people suggesting that voting should be made mandatory. Find out what the youth think in this week's edition of The 77 Percent.
22 Jun 2021 English Germany Society & Culture

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