01 May '11, 2pm

My first political post on Yahoo! -- More teens interested in GE despite mid-year examinations

My first political post on Yahoo! -- More teens interested in GE despite mid-year examinations

Some Singapore teens are getting caught up in the wave of interest in the General Election. (Getty Images) Are students in Singapore more excited over the school holiday on 9 May than the Polling Day on 7 May? And are they avoiding the General Elections (GE) hype because of the upcoming mid-year examinations? Although they are not allowed to vote, the presence of teens at election rallies and their active political discussions on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to suggest that many of them are engaged in this year's GE, dispelling the conventional notion that teens are apathetic when it comes to politics. A friend of mine posted this on Facebook: "Why are teenagers more concerned (with) the General Elections compared to the adults who will be the only ones voting? This is so strange!" Another friend of mine said on Twitter: "Yes I confess, I was w...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/what-is-buzzing/more-teens...

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