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Article 28


1.                  The deputies to the German Bundestag are elected in universal, direct, free, equal and secret elections. They are representatives of the whole people, are not bound by orders and instructions and are subject only to their conscience.

2.                  Anyone who has attained the age of twenty one is entitled to vote, anyone who has attained the age of twenty-five is eligible for election.

3.                  Details will be regulated by a Federal law.