- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - British actor Emma Watson says she is “immensely touched” by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN’s women’s agency.

Hundreds of young people greeted the 24-year-old Tuesday as she delivered a 4,000-signature petition to parliament calling for greater political participation by women.

Some lawmakers brought their children or grandchildren to meet Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films.

Thirteen percent of Uruguayan parliamentarians are women, and the country has never had a female president.

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