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Asia's millennials finding their political voice

In Indonesia and Malaysia, young politicians emerge in party ranks

Young supporters of the Indonesian Solidarity Party at a rally in December (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR -- Political parties around the world have sought to unlock the secret of attracting more millennial voters. The new Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) took a blunt approach: it barred people older than 45 from joining.

As Indonesia gears up for national elections in April, the PSI -- known as the "millennials party" -- is generating attention for its focus on issues that appeal to the young.

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