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« on: November 13, 2015, 10:44:51 AM »

MEPs seek to harmonize EU election law - 12/11/2015 13:34:18
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MEPs have endorsed a proposal on electoral reform that would make citizens
vote for the EU Commission president and bring in Europe-wide party lists
by 2019.

https://euobserver.com/institutional/131085


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An important development that will enable the Right to take over this Jewish EU more easily.
We will sweep the Rodents in Human Form from all influence in Brussels.
Then, Europe and the White Man can find themselves again.



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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 12:06:03 PM »

The People, our European Peoples, feel it in their bones that this is not the real Europe.
So, many want to leave the EU - without identifying the cause that makes the EU, so alien.
The People do not see the Hidden Enemy, those Rodents in Human Form.

For this is a Judaic Europe - based on Financial Capitalism and Economics.
The Jews have cut us off from our Spiritual roots - feeding us with 2,000years of The Jesus Poison.
We cannot, ever save Europe and return to our Pagan Past, unless We extirpate The Rodent Tribe.

It only takes 10% of our Maltese Electorate to vote Imperium Europa - and We will change Europe!
Just like We beat the Hidden Enemy in Dec 2012, from the Sacred Island of Melita:
We will give a Unifying IDEA that will resonate and reverberate throughout Europe, and the Whole White World.

IMPERIUM EUROPA!



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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 04:10:15 AM »

IMPERIUM EUROPA has to make that ALL Important breakthrough the next time round in the MEP ELECTIONS OF 2019 as i think we will be doomed if this doesnt happen.

I was very surprised when IE didnt make the breakthrough it needed to in the MEP ELECTIONS OF 2014 as i was sure and confident that this time round it was going to happen but sadly not nearly enough Maltese People had the sense to Mark their Cross on their Ballot Paper next to Norman Lowell and the other Movement Candidates who were standing as i thought that things had gotten bad enough in Malta for enough people to have woken up by them but it didnt happen and i just hope and pray that when the EU Parliamentary Elections next come around in 2019 that IE's votes and level of support in Malta would have multiplied enough times over so that at least One if not Two or Even Three candidates can be Elected as although Mr Lowell has told me that we ONLY need One to be Elected it would be nicer and better to have at least Three so that Norman has more support and Help from other people in the Movement who would be there alongside him as it seems that unfortunately the ONLY Countries in Europe today that arent experiencing a great Surge in Support for REAL Nationalism and Patriotism is Malta and Britain as everywhere else you look on the European Continent Racial/Ethnic Nationalists are Growing Rapidly and making REAL breakthroughs but i hope that it wont be too long until the same trend spreads to ALL European Countries/EU Member States as we need that very Large and Significant Block of White Patriots in Brussels and Strasbourg who will then be able to form and establish the Nova Europa grouping which will be the first step towards the creation and realization of IMPERIUM EUROPA.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:22:46 AM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-12-08/newspaper-leader/TMID-Editorial-Vote-16-One-age-to-vote-and-another-to-contest-6736182415


TMID Editorial: Vote-16 - One age to vote and another to contest?

The 2019 European parliamentary elections are set to break new ground for Malta twice-over: the country is scheduled to undergo its first experience in electronic vote counting, and 16-year-olds will be given the facility to vote for the first time in a national election.

The Prime Minister yesterday announced that a White Paper on the subject will be published come March and that, by the 2019 MEP election Malta should be able to add close to 5,000 16- and 17-years-olds to the electoral register.

Should this come to pass, Malta will be the second EU state to allow 16-year-olds to vote for their MEPs, the other country being Austria, which had made the move in 2007.  After that milestone, the age limit for voting in national general elections would also presumably be decreased.

In Malta 16-year-olds have been given the right to vote in their respective local council elections, and it may just be time now to start considering giving 16-year-olds the right to also run for office in the elections in which they will be able to vote.

After all, the fact that someone can vote in an election that they cannot contest is something of a paradox.

When it comes to the MEP elections, there does not seem to be anything preventing Malta from fielding a 16-year-old candidate since the minimum age to vote and stand for election is down to national law.  Across the EU, the minimum age for candidates is 18, with the exceptions being Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia (21), Romania (23), and Italy and Greece (25).

The White Paper the government plans to publish next March will obviously need to consider both voting age and standing age.

There are several other arguments in favour, and several, against reducing the voting age threshold but so far the issue does not appear to be a very contentious one. After all, in Malta at 16 years of age one can marry, leave school, seek full time employment and consequently begin to pay taxes.  But, on the other hand, a 16-year-old would have to wait another year to buy alcohol and another two years to be able to drive.

It can be reasonably argued that once a person is eligible to pay taxes, one should also be eligible to have some sort of say on how those taxes are spent.  Another argument in favour of reducing the voting age is that it would increase the size of the electorate, since people are more likely to maintain the habit of voting throughout their lives if they start at a younger age.

But, more importantly, a reduction in the voting age will undoubtedly help to catch potential political activists when they are still young, and help them become the types of active citizens that will take this country upward and onward in the decades to come.

Most will remember with pride the day they first cast a vote, it marked a turning point toward becoming a responsible citizen and it takes one’s interest in the way in which this country is run to a whole new level.  And if we can get more people to be of that mindset two years earlier than at present, the benefits of creating such ‘aware’ citizens could be multiple and multifaceted.

Lowering the voting age makes a great deal of sense. It gives more responsibility to the electorate two years earlier than at present and it starts building the type of civically-active, responsible and politically-active citizens that this country, any country, certainly needs more of.

But at what age the government will allow people to begin standing for election remains to be seen and this will presumably be one of the highlights of the White Paper being drafted, and a prospect that some of today’s younger teenagers should be casting a hopeful eye toward.


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Let us see how the two Lesbic Prostitutes will fiddle this one out.
Voting at l6 but unable to stand for Elections is a contradiction.
But then, We are living in a "Democracy".



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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 06:43:53 PM »

http://www.newsbook.com.mt/artikli/2018/1/12/elezzjonijiet-nhar-is-sibt-25-ta-mejju-2019.70008/


Elezzjonijiet nhar is-Sibt 25 ta' Mejju 2019?

L-elezzjonijiet biex jiġu eletti l-Membri tal-Parlament Ewropew se jkunu qed isiru bejn it-23 u s-26 ta’ Mejju tal-2019, dan ifisser li x’aktarx f’Malta l-elezzjonijiet isiru s-Sibt 25 ta’ Mejju.

Ħabbar dan l-Ewroparlamentari Sven Giegold li fuq Twitter kiteb li waqt laqgħa tal-mexxejja tal-gruppi politiċi tal-Parlament Ewropew ġew deċiżi dawn id-dati.

Jekk dawn id-dati jkunu approvati mill-pajjiżi membri, ikun ifisser li f’dawk il-jiem il-pajjiżi kollha membri jivvutaw biex jeleġġu l-Parlament Ewropew il-ġdid.

Kif diġà mħabbar, f’Malta se jkunu qed isiru żewġ elezzjonijiet, jiġifieri dawk tal-Parlament Ewropew u l-elezzjonijiet tal-kunsilli lokali kollha f’Malta u Għawdex.

Fil-Parlament Ewropew Malta għandha 6 siġġijiet. B’kollox hawn 68 kunsill lokali, 54 f’Malta u 14 f’Għawdex.

 
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We of Imperium Europa will be contesting these Elections.
The only Way Forward that will save our Sacred Island and our People.
We Will change this Judaic Europe into a Nova Europa.

Be the Political Soldier: spread the word about our Movement.
Introduce those worthy, that 1 in 10 of the Voters to our Ideology.
It can be done, since the mass of our People are fed up with the two Lesbic Prostitutes.

The poverty of Maltese Politics is there for all to see: the despoliation of our Environment, the corruption, the abysmal mediocrity...
Yes there IS an alternative to this whole rotten lot.
IMPERIUM EUROPA in Brussels.



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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 09:20:45 PM »

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https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180129/local/parliament-set-to-reduce-voting-age-to-16.669239?utm_source=tom&utm_campaign=top5&utm_medium=widget

Monday, January 29, 2018, 15:11 by Christopher Scicluna
Parliament starts debate to reduce voting age to 16, Opposition seconds government motion
Voting age has been at 18 since 1976


 Voting age for general elections will be lowered from 18 to 16 under constitutional amendments which started being discussed in parliament on Monday evening. The same will happen for European Parliament elections.

All political parties agree with the amendments, which should therefore sail through the House.

Parliament's Strangers' Gallery is packed by young people watching proceedings.

The lowering of voting age comes on the 70th anniversary since women were allowed to vote at general elections for the first time. Universal suffrage had been granted on a motion moved before the national assembly by then Labour leader Paul Boffa.

READ: 70 years since women first voted

At the time, the voting age was 21. It was reduced to 18 in as from the 1976 general election.

The right to vote at 16 was granted for local council elections as from 2015.

Although all those Maltese turning 16 will now be eligible to vote, potential candidates will still need have to turned 18 before they can be nominated.

Monday evening's bill will also amend the General Elections Act and the European Parliament Act.

The motion for debate was moved by Julia Farrugia Portelli, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification of Administrative Processes. In a rare move, Opposition deputy leader David Agius seconded the motion.

The parliamentary secretary said Malta was only the second country to lower voting age to 16, after Austria. This was in line with a recommendation by the EU and it was heartening that there was near universal agreement about it.

Mr Agius said this was a dream come true. It was now important that young people realised what this right implied. They should inform themselves of the country's democratic principles and political life in the country.

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this law would strengthen an electoral system which was the envy of many countries - Malta had a high rate of participation in elections and its system was such that parliamentary representation was in strict proportionality to votes, something which could not be said, for example, for the United States.

On that point, Godfrey Farrugia (PD) said fine-tuning of the electoral system still needed to be done, such as recognition of coalition agreements (for the purposes of calculating the majority) made before elections.

The Vote 16 amendments will see those eligible to vote rise by 8,500. They will vote for the first time in the European Parliament elections next year.

Reducing the voting age has been discussed for a number of years and in September 2016 the Nationalist Party and PD MP Marlene Farrugia jointly presented a parliamentary motion to raise the issue in parliament.

The National Youth Council (KNŻ) was among the first to urge its adoption.

“There is an old democratic principle which states that there should not be any taxation without representation. If we were to extend this principle to 16-year-olds, they should also be able to vote, since they are allowed to work and liable to pay taxes,” the council had argued.

The government last year issued a White Paper and confirmed its intention to lower the voting age.

Few have argued against the proposals. Among them was columnist Ray Azzopardi, who wrote in The Sunday Times of Malta on December 31:

“We shall not be doing our youth a favour or justice by allowing them to vote at 16 in general elections. On the contrary, politicians shall be using them for their own interests…

“Giving our 16-year-olds the right to decide on matters concerning everyone and everything, without first endowing them with the right skills and experience to be able to make an informed decision would be both to their own detriment and to the nation as a whole”

READ: Are 16-year-olds ready to vote? - Ray Azzopardi

“One should ask, at this stage, what is the real motive behind our politicians wanting 16-year-olds to vote? What is their hidden agenda? Do they simply want to make history? Do they, sincerely, want to enhance and empower our youth or do they want to influence and manipulate young minds that are still fragile and weak?”

The debate in parliament continues on Tuesday.

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Voting at 16, but eligible to stand for Elections at 18, is incongruous, a contradiction, a stupidity.
The two Lesbic Parties are simply "taking the piss" out of our young People.
Under 18's should bear this in mind, when voting at the coming MEP Elections.



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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 12:02:27 PM »

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/84137/watch_vote16_young_peoples_views#.WnGhKK6nHIU


What Junior College and MCAST students think about voting at 16
They actually seem divided between those who think 16 and 17-year-olds are not mature enough to vote wisely, and those who appreciate having a political say


Discussions to lower the voting age for general elections and European Parliament elections in Malta started in Parliament on Monday.
‘Vote16’, the bill proposing the constitutional amendments for a lower voting age, is expected to go through, with all political parties agreeing that 16 and 17-year-olds should have the right to vote.
MaltaToday asked students outside the Junior College and the main MCAST campus what they thought of being given the chance to vote before they reached 18.
Interestingly, some students we spoke to showed some concern on whether 16-year-olds were mature enough to vote wisely.
“I don’t think it’s a very good idea,” a student said, “At 16 one doesn’t really know much about politics. At 18 people might be more affected by what goes on in politics, especially since there is a greater chance they are working and paying taxes.”
“I’m not sure all 16-year-olds are interested in politics,” another told us, “Some young people might not be mature enough and might only take into consideration things which affect them personally, when it comes to voting. I think the voting age should stay at 18 - at the age a person has a greater likelihood of making a mature and informed decision.”
A more politically oriented student offered an opposing view, saying that she followed politics and was interested in political matters.
“I agree with the lowering of the voting age - at 16 you form an important part of society. I would have liked to have been able to vote in the 2017 election, because I was able to understand what was going on, and it would have been good if I could have voted for the person I thought would make the best Prime Minister,” she said.
A somewhat middle-of-the-road view was expressed by another student, who said that while he didn’t think giving 16-year-olds the right to vote was necessarily a bad idea, maturity could possibly be an issue.
“Some 16-year-olds are mature, others aren’t. This will have a bearing on the way they vote,” he maintained.
A number of students we tried to speak to told us they preferred not to comment, since they had not been following, and were not interested in, the current voting age developments.

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And not one of our "future leaders" complains about their inability to stand for Elections, before 18 years of age.
Possibly daqshekk gwejjed - anki iz-Zaghzah Socjalisti Skwallidi!
Too brainwashed, too afraid to express themselves - Ja Mnejkin!



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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 12:03:24 PM »

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 10:47

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One of the early questions to the prime minister was how 16-year-olds were being allowed to vote at general elections, but could not contest an election.

Dr Muscat said this was a major reform about which some people were skeptical. He was confident they would eventually come around. As for younger people being allowed to contest, a natural road had been started and there would be no turning back. He felt that an educational process on what it meant to participate in democratic life should now kick in...


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Voting at 16, but eligible to stand for Elections at 18, is incongruous, a contradiction, a stupidity.
The two Lesbic Parties are simply "taking the piss" out of our young People.
Under 18's should bear this in mind, when voting at the coming MEP Elections.

Is it possible that the young Squalid Socialists don't realize they are being used?
Are they so brainwashed, so blind as not to insist on their right to contest?
After all, it is a Squalid Socialist Govt - their Govt.



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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-02-05/local-news/Vote-16-Debates-on-voting-age-and-age-of-candidacy-separated-to-avoid-stalling-6736184449

Vote 16: Debates on voting age and age of candidacy separated ‘to avoid stalling’

The debate on whether 16-year-olds should be allowed to contest elections was separated from the debate on lowering the voting age to 16 because concerns were expressed about the former and the government did not want progress on the latter to stall, an OPM spokesperson has told The Malta Independent.

However, the debate on whether 16-year-olds should be allowed to contest the local council elections, with the possibility of becoming mayors, will be held nonetheless, in line with the Labour Party's electoral manifesto, a spokesperson for Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia said.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday hinted the country would be moving in that direction, stating yesterday that the road towards such a development was a "natural" one.

Parliament last week approved a bill that seeks to amend the constitution to lower the voting age in general elections to 16. The voting age in Local Council elections has already been lowered. Both political parties had promised in their respective electoral manifestos to lower the voting age to 16.

But the bill in its current form, while allowing 16-year olds to vote in the next general election, which should be held in four years' time, does not reduce the age of candidacy. Public opinion on the matter seems to be divided, with many saying the government should go all the way and others arguing that 16-year-olds are not mature enough to stand for election.

The Malta Independent asked PS Farrugia Portelli, who is spearheading the reform, whether the age to contest should also be lowered.

Farrugia Portelli had, in Parliament, praised the analytical skills of 16-year-olds and their capacity to make informed choices and decisions.

She was asked whether she also felt that the age of sexual consent, the legal age for drinking and smoking and the legal age for driving should also be lowered to 16.

Concerns

A spokesperson said: "The electoral manifesto is committed to lower the voting age to 16 years for all elections. After a public consultation process and consultations carried forward with various stakeholders, more than 8,000 youths aged 16 and 17 will vote in the coming MEP elections.

We are the second country in the European Union and amongst the first ten countries in the world to introduce this right. This historic reform was done in the first year of this legislature because we wanted to give an unequivocal message that we value our youths and we do not think they are only the future but they are also our present."

"The electoral manifesto also pledges a discussion on whether 16-year-olds should contest local elections, with the possibility of being elected mayors. The public consultation specifically asked the public and also identified stakeholders on their views on this point. There were a number of concerns, even from youths on this matter, especially from a legal perspective.

Therefore in order not to stall the process to lower the voting age, the two discussions were separated. However, a discussion on whether 16 and 17 year olds should contest election has already started as promised in the manifesto."

Replying to the questions about the age of consent, the spokesperson said: "At the moment we are discussing the lowering of voting age and not other issues."

'Natural' road

Speaking in Marsaxlokk yesterday, Prime Minister Muscat described the reform as "one of the biggest of this generation."

He said there would always be skepticism but "people will see it as something natural in the years to come."  The arguments being made now, he said, are similar to the arguments made when women were given the right to vote.

On the possibility of lowering the age to contest, Muscat said: "I think there is a natural road that we have embarked on and it this will not end here."

He said the next step is to educate youths on what it means to take part in the country's democratic process, adding that the young generation would be open minded and fully prepared to take this step.

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 10:00:37 AM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-02-05/blogs-opinions/Voting-at-sixteen-6736184435


Voting at sixteen
by Dr Alfred Sant


At least, the two main parties in Parliament found an important issue about which to agree wholeheartedly: the granting of voting rights to young citizens aged sixteen. It might be that in the hurry to agree and to show that they agreed, some leading questions were not given sufficiently comprehensive answers. But it does not really matter (?). The crux is that agreement has been registered, right?

Still, beyond the splash about how as a country, we have introduced this reform well before many others, some intriguing questions persist. For instance, why has sixteen been set as the limit, not seventeen, not fifteen?

Then there are the questions about how a sixteen year old voter cannot drink alcohol in public – drive a car – or marry freely – and not undertake acts of a legal nature... – or even, if I have correctly understood the situation, not stand for election as a councillor? a mayor? an MP?  All this apart from considerations regarding the ability of an elected sixteen year old to also cope with the requirements of the school he/she attends.

Perhaps after all, the extension of the vote to sixteen year olds could have benefitted from a more radical debate.

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