Universal suffrage facts for kids
Universal suffrage means that every citizen above the age of 18 is allowed to vote. Most countries have universal suffrage, but some do not. In some countries people had to fight to get it. In other countries, it was granted after demonstrations in the main cities. They thought it was important to have it because they wanted to choose who ruled over them.
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The European Parliament is the only supranational organ elected with universal suffrage (since 1979).
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