Alexander Hemon: Let 12 year-olds Become Paliamentarians

Bosnian born novelist Aleksandar Hemon says that all parliaments around the world should have a portion of their members chosen by lottery, and that people aged 12 and up should be eligible. That way you would have a more ethnically diverse political body, and more women. Why from the age of 12? Because teenagers have a direct stake in the future, so would be motivated to enact laws which protect it.

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Source: BBC World Service