In America, Joe Biden is the oldest US president in history at 79 years old. The previous American president, Donald Trump, was also in his seventies – and the average age of the core US government is around 60 years old.
In contrast, Norway has the highest number of young politicians in the world – with 13.6% of their government under the age of 30.
Over to you!
- What might the good things be about having a government made up of older people? What might the bad things be?
- What might the good things be about having a government made up of younger people? What might the bad things be?
- What’s the perfect age for a president? Why?
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