With the new upgrade to the website, we see many welcoming features, such at a cleaner interface and more logical site organization. However, it seems that the debate over the age requirement for Parliament has been decided without any announcement: anyone under 40 is unable to run for Parliament. On top of that, those of us who were already running but too young have been shifted to something called "Government Candidates", a position which doesn't appear to be anything more than superficial (please correct me if I'm wrong in the comments below).
A lot of people put a lot of time into campaigning and maintaining parliamentary platforms, working under the assumption that there would be a cleaner resolution to the debate than simply an overnight, unannounced change and restructuring of the entire system. This kind of sudden behavior does nothing to encourage citizen retention in our fledgling country, and we will have to work hard to make sure we are both more forward thinking and more upfront about our election process in the future.