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100-year-old German woman elected to local council

A 100-year-old woman has embarked on a new career in politics after being elected as a councilor in her west German town on Sunday.

Centenarian Lisel Heise, part of the grassroots group "Wir für Kibo," won the most votes of any council candidate in Kirchheimbolanden, a town of 8,000 people.

Wir für Kibo (We for Kirchheimbolanden) campaigns for sustainable development, citizen participation and youth engagement.

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