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Young Mexicans make their voices heard

Three presidential candidates choose to take part in debate organised by students, two weeks before vote.

    It is less than two weeks before the elections in Mexico and young voters are making their voices heard. They managed to organise a third presidential debate, which they themselves moderated and led.

    The event, streamed live on the web, came after tens of thousands of university students took to the streets last month, demanding that ordinary people be more involved in the elections and that there be fairer coverage of the campaigns.

    Three out of the four candidates took part. Noticibly absent was front-runner candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, who refused to participate, saying that he felt that the students were biased against his campaign.

    The fact that three presidential candidates chose to take part in the debate shows politicians are beginning to recognise the importance of Mexico's future generations.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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