On Poetry and Culture Shock

Democracy in Chile

I just saw this in the news: In Chile, it is compulsory to vote in the presidential elections! Another shocking thing: Chileans abroad cannot vote. I haven't found a source to tell me if there is regional absentee vote.

Isn't compulsory vote a contradiction in terms? If we are free to vote, shouldn't we be free not to?  

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JoseAngel -

I think this happens in Greece, too... anyway, as long as you are not compelled to vote for anyone in particular... The world is full of compulsions.