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For Immediate Release
January 18, 2005

Iraqis Set Criteria for National Assembly Members
Fact of the Day

Under Iraqi Transitional Administrative Law, nominees to the National Assembly must meet certain criteria. Candidates must be Iraqi citizens and at least 30 years of age. They must have good reputations and at least secondary school diplomas. Former members of the abolished Ba'ath Party with the rank of Division Member or higher are not eligible. Anyone who held a lower rank must sign a document renouncing the Ba'ath Party and disavowing all past links with it. This is another example of ways that Iraqis are creating conditions for a free and democratic government.

Source: Transitional Administrative Law

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