#NotTooYounToRun

The list of all candidates in 2019 indicates that the passage of the Not Too Young To Run law opened up the political space for increased youth participation in the House of Representatives and Presidential elections, because it reduced the age for the President from 40 to 35 years and House of Representatives from 30 to 25 years.

  • In total, 1,515 youth candidates, representing 23% of all the candidates, contested for seats in the National Assembly.
  • Ten candidates or 14% of the presidential aspirants were aged between 35–40 years.
  • Eleven or 15% of political parties fielded candidates for the Vice-Presidential position that were aged between 35–40 years.
  • Youth candidacy increased from 18% in the 2015 House of Representatives election to 27.4% in the 2019 House of Representatives elections.
Comparison of Youth Candidacy for 2015 and 2019 General Elections

Comparison of Female Youth Candidacy for 2015 and 2019 General Elections