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Older Voters Dominate German Politics, but Now the Young Are Fighting Back

Older Voters Dominate German Politics, but Now the Young Are Fighting Back

BERLIN—One of the hottest campaign topics in Germany’s national elections is something that is a distant dream for the country’s younger voters: pensions.

Older voters have long had a determining influence on elections in Germany. As the aging country grows even older—the over-60 now make up more than a third of the electorate, according to the government—they are becoming the key target of political parties’ messages, something a new cadre of politically savvy influencers is trying to change.

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