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European leaders a new way to win votes. They rap to get young people to for them. More and more young people are interest in elections. The number of young people who vote has down in the past ten years. The number 87 per cent but in the last election, it was just 65 per cent. Younger politicians a group called EU40. They said rap would get their message across to young Europeans. They part in "a freestyle hip-hop battle" on April the 9th in the European Parliament. It was the "Battle For Your Vote". The organizers said: "The aim getting young voters interested in European politics and thus increasing young people's votes at the upcoming elections."

The European elections are in May. Europeans must 751 new politicians. The BBC on how the battle started. It wrote: "MEPs [Members of the European Parliament] were the microphone for a minute to try and up some pre-election support. The conservative European People's Party tried to to the young crowd by , 'If you like money, vote for the EPP'. And then the battle ." The politicians made short raps about many topics. The topics that most popular were youth unemployment and immigration. Each rapper the audience what they would do about these problems. They short, rhyming sentences instead of the usual long speeches.

 


 
 

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