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  •  - Student Bukhairy speaks to Reuters in Pekan

    Student Bukhairy speaks to Reuters in Pekan

    Posted: 4/29/2013 5:20:09 PM EST
    Student Mohammed Bukhairy Mohammed Sofian (2nd R) speaks to Reuters in Pekan April 20, 2013. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak escaped a direct showdown with youth when Bukhairy gave up his bid to challenge Najib in his home constituency in the May 5 general election. But Bukhairy's quixotic plan to run against Najib -- which he dropped to avoid diverting votes from the main opposition candidate -- was a reminder of how young voters are shaping politics in the Southeast Asian nation as never before and unnerving the long-ruling coalition. Bukhairy is one of 2.6 million Malaysians registered to cast their ballots for the first time, making up roughly a fifth of Malaysia's 13.3 million eligible voters. That is much higher than the 638,000 new voters five years ago. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
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              FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Gree

    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Gree

    Posted: 10/27/2012 4:33:29 PM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. In 2008, Republican pollster Kristen Soltis says she watched disappointedly as her party "really let the youth vote go." "This election is such a huge opportunity for Republicans," says Soltis, who, at age 28, is also a member of the millennial generation. But it remains to be seen whether Republicans can win over these young voters on social issues, especially when the economy rebounds. "Either the party will have to persuade more young people _ or the party will adapt. I don't necessarily know which way that's going to go yet," Soltis says. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)
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              FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2009, file photo, actors Tobey Maguire, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio watch an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los

    FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2009, file photo, actors Tobey Maguire, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio watch an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los

    Posted: 10/1/2012 5:13:44 AM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2009, file photo, actors Tobey Maguire, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio watch an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles. DiCaprio and Maguire lead a cast of stars in a new public service announcement urging young voters to use social media to express the issues most important to them in the upcoming election.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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              In this July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, watches Jordan Allen, center, as he helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orl

    In this July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, watches Jordan Allen, center, as he helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orl

    Posted: 8/4/2012 9:28:24 AM EST
    In this July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, watches Jordan Allen, center, as he helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. While most college campuses are relatively quiet, students at the University of Central Florida have taken it upon themselves to register their peers during the summer. Gone are the days when young voters weren’t taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 margin. But that higher profile also has landed them in the middle of the debate over some state laws that regulate voter registration and how people identify themselves at the polls. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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              In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Fla. While most college campuses are relatively

    In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Fla. While most college campuses are relatively

    Posted: 8/4/2012 9:28:24 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, photo, Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Fla. While most college campuses are relatively quiet, students at the University of Central Florida have taken it upon themselves to register their peers during the summer. Gone are the days when young voters weren’t taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 margin. But that higher profile also has landed them in the middle of the debate over some state laws that regulate voter registration and how people identify themselves at the polls. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 4:55:54 AM EST
    A toy turtle dressed as a pirate lies on top of a ballot box during a party convention of the Pirates in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Pirates are capturing Germany's political system: The party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. (AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 4:55:51 AM EST
    Members of the Pirates party prepare network cables for their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Pirates are capturing Germany's political system: The party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. (AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 4:55:48 AM EST
    Members of the Pirates party vote during their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Pirates are capturing Germany's political system: The party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. Slogans in the background left and right read: "Get Reay for Changing". (AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 4:55:45 AM EST
    Members of the Pirates party sit next to a poster reading "Free Music for Free People" during their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Pirates are capturing Germany's political system: The party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. (AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan)