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Eritrea is the only state where power is vested in an entirely gerontocratic caste (a government of the old for the old

Post by sarcasm » 20 May 2023, 15:27

Eritrea is fascinating. It is the only state in Africa where power is vested in an entirely gerontocratic caste - a government of the old for the old.

A rare picture of what a typical PFDJ meeting looks like.



A gerontocracy is a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population. In many political structures, power within the ruling class accumulates with age, making the oldest individuals the holders of the most power.

Eritrean Age structure
0–14 years 38.23%
65 and over 4%
65 and over ministers of Eritrean government 100%


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Eritrea
The median age in Eritrea is 19.2 years.

https://www.worldometers.info/world-pop ... opulation/

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Re: Eritrea is the only state where power is vested in an entirely gerontocratic caste (a government of the old for the

Post by sarcasm » 09 Jul 2023, 16:51

What is the average age of the guys in the below picture? About 70? 75?
Zmeselo wrote:
09 Jul 2023, 16:14


ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራውያን ነበርቲ ጀርመን፡ ኣብ ከተማ ጊሰን ይካየድ ኣሎ።

https://shabait.com/2023/07/09/%e1%8d%8 ... eaPrevails

Jul 9, 2023

ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራውያን ነበርቲ ጀርመን፡ ብ8 ሓምለ ኣብ ከተማ ጌሰን ተኸፊቱ።



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