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Posted: 5/12/2003 7:00:33 PM EST
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -- A Spanish politician is offering half-price love to the youngsters of southern Spain, with an electoral pledge to subsidize hotel rooms for young couples. Green Party mayoral candidate for Granada, Francisco Garrido, said his town hall would give people up to 25 years old "sex vouchers," letting them stay at local hotels for half price, if he wins in May 25 local elections. Young people in mainly Catholic Spain tend to live at home for longer than their northern European peers, and Garrido said allowing couples to ditch the local park in favor of a hotel was an important personal liberty. "Happiness, well-being and autonomy ... are very important," Garrido told Reuters Monday. "It's about emotional democracy." Garrido said while he thought his proposal was popular on the street, members of the conservative Catholic community had sent him angry e-mails. The Green Party is only a regional party in Spain and has just one seat in the Andalusian regional parliament.
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