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Campaign to lower MP eligibility age launched in Gaza

Feb. 14, 2013 10:23 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 16, 2013 5:08 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A group in Gaza have launched a campaign calling to lower the age of eligibility to sit for the Palestinian parliament.

The group, calling itself 25-30, said the campaign aims to encourage young people to participate in politics, especially during a period of youth disillusionment after the division between the West Bank and Gaza.

It is calling for a legal amendment to move the minimum age for running for parliamentary office from 30 to 25.

Gaza's ministry of youth announced it supports the campaign.

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