German election exposes Europe’s ‘generational gap’

The German youth turned it back to mainstream conservatives and socialists. In contrast, the picture of over 60-year-old voters is entirely different. [Shutterstock/Lutsenko_Oleksandr]

The first vote projections between different age groups have found a growing generational gap within the EU. The German youth turned it back to mainstream conservatives and socialists. In contrast, the picture of over 60-year-old voters is entirely different.

Europe Elects published a graphic estimating that the vast majority of voters under the age of 30 voted for the Greens and liberal FDP (22% and 20% respectively) and just 11% for conservative CDU.

Another graphic showed that voters over 60 years old remained loyal to mainstream parties. In this age group, conservatives got 34% of the vote while socialists 35%. In contrast, Greens got just 9% while liberals 8%. (Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)

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