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Section 15

Eligibility to Stand for Election

(1) A person shall be eligible to stand for election if, on election day, he or she

1. is German as defined in Article 116 paragraph (1) of the Basic Law and

2. has reached the age of eighteen years.

(2) A person shall be ineligible to stand for election if he or she

1. is disqualified from voting under Section 13 or

2. has been deprived by judicial decision of eligibility to hold public or political office.

3. (Repealed)