Maltese politicians practically fell over themselves in their rush to hail granting 16-year-olds the vote a "historic" moment on Monday night. 

In a rare show of parliamentary unity, every single MP voted in favour of the Constitutional amendment, without a single voice of dissent

But are local youths - not to mention politicians - prepared for the historic change?

In this Times Talk interview, parliamentary secretary for citizenship Julia Farrugia Portelli insists that concerns are unfounded, that youths are overwhelmingly in favour of lowering the voting age and that move the simply fulfills another of the Labour Party's electoral pledges.

The full Times Talk interview will be uploaded on Wednesday morning. 

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