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5. Participation

5.2 Youth participation in representative democracy

Young people as voters 

Voting age limit for all types of elections is set at 18 years old. 

There are no imminent plans to lower the voting age limit.

There are no special provisions for young people in the electoral law and/or rules.

There is no data on the turnout of young people in the elections.

Young people as political representatives 

Members of political parties

Young people of age and working ability of the Republic of Serbia can become members of political parties, in accordance with the Law on political parties (Zakon o političkim strankama). A person becomes of age after turning 18.

Candidacy

The age limit for standing as a candidate is 18 years.

There is no quota of seats reserved for young people nor existing provisions aiming at facilitating young people standing as political candidates. 

Young people as elected representatives

Currently at the National Parliament there are no members under the age of 30. The average age of the members of the parliament is slightly over 51. No function within the representative assembly is explicitly reserved for young people.