October 22, 2007
Thumb People Could Decide South Korean Elections
Lowering the voting age to nineteen and introducing voting by text message in a country where 87 percent of the population own cell phones might just engage a whole new generation in the electoral system in South Korea. But could the “thumb generation” also turn presidential elections into American Idol? NAM contributors Peter Schurmann and Aruna Lee report from Seoul.
[via New America Media]
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