politics is something for every age. Lisel Heise is born shortly after the First world war, raised four children and run than a hundred years now for the city Council of your Palatine home Kirchheimbolanden.

“Who wants to change something, you must work for it,” says the oldest candidate for the municipal election in Rhineland-Palatinate, resolutely. The last impetus for her commitment to the closure of your beloved open-air pool. “The state is idiocy! My heart bleeds,” she asked with an angry undertone. “That was my elixir of life and a nursery for many in the place.”

“We Kibo” is the name of the Initiative, for the Lisel Heise on 26. May commencement. Kibo stands for Kirchheimbolanden, a place with nearly 8000 inhabitants in the thunder mountain district. Head of the group, which currently sits with a mandate in the city Council, Thomas Bock. At a Meeting with the Elderly woman of the “buffers” and “stuffiness” in the town hall have told, he says. “The candidacy was a mere formality,” says Bock. “Many of today’s over-40-Year-old had you as a teacher in the school.”

her candidacy was also impressed by the political professionals. “This is a great Signal. It not only honors our democracy, when a hundred-year-old opens, a local Parliament to shake up,” says Bundestag Vice-President Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP), the German press Agency. The application to encourage Senior citizens that could be used in any of the age for the community.

Heise leads an eventful life, and what for one. As Lisel Waltgenbach the is you on 12. March, born in 1919. She works as a teacher in Künzelsau (Baden-Württemberg), until it is recalled in the war to Danzig to help the displaced. Her husband, she married in 1942 in his vacation during the African campaign. After the war Heisenberg is working again as a teacher.

With a mandate in the city Council would follow after about 80 years, her father. “He has criticized in 1938, the destruction of the synagogue, which earned him four weeks of detention. Only through the influence of a well-Known, he was saved from the concentration camp,” she says.

The admirable fit Elderly woman stood on the top of the list of 20 – but if there are many tick your name, it can slide to the front. This is called “cumulative”. Bock considers it possible that it is wholly cumulative to the front.

The national election Board has to suspend the candidacy nothing. There is no maximum age, and the state of health games exist as well, emphasizes spokesman Hans Ulrich Weidenfeller. 100 years were quite something Special. “Candidates in this age group are to the land returning officer not previously known.”

The established parties considered Lisel Heise with skepticism, but a politician has to impress her: Ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (SPD). “I’m in the first line, not the success – but to do the Right thing,” she says. “I want to open the mouth, as long as I still have power.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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