Croatians head to presidential polls in tight race
27 December 2019 | 6:19 am
Around 3.8 million voters can pick among 11 candidates, but only three are at the forefront. The government has been criticized for setting the date three days before Christmas when many people are travelling.
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Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
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