With the Parliamentary by-election coming soon to us, it is great to get parliament members in it with the ability to perform their duties and representing our nation. However, I do feel that the age requirement of applying for the parliament is closing off a range of potential candidates that would benefit our nation in their talents. I fully understand the argument in regard to putting the requirement of the candidate at the age of 40 with the reflection that this person has a lifetime experience in their respective field. Additionally, I do not expect this to be changed with the upcoming by-election, but my wish is to see this change before the general election.
The age requirement of 40 is to be lowered to the age of 25 to not only give the young and talented people a chance to apply for this upmost important position. But also to give a variation difference in age that results in different opinions, visions, and a fresh view of what is important for our space nation. We are after all dependent on the insight of our youth as they will carry the torch on.
This requires Article 33.3 of Parliament in our Constitution to be changed in regard to the age.