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I am sure there are compatriots in the diaspora who are dual citizens who are interested in either running for parliament or becoming cabinet ministers. Does the constitution prevent them from becoming MPs or ministers? If it does, do you think it should be changed?
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It is well noted that many of us in the diaspora are in the habit of throwing the political dice and hope for a jackpot. No sooner than we crapped, we fold our tents and return to green pastures. Not good! It is also reasonable for potential candidates to spend time on the ground to recalibrate their expectations. The question though remains that what happens after recalibration? Will the system change the candidate to the status quo we all complain about? Over to you, Specky, something really has to be done but where do you draw that fine line in order to accommodate fresh and untainted minds from the diaspora?
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@KL, personally I do not think it is currently one of the major issues facing our nation. Giving the diaspora community the right to vote overseas in countries where a sizeable number of compatriots reside is more important. Down the line this is a matter that can be addressed.