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


BERLIN—One of the best marketing campaign topics in Germany’s countrywide elections is something that is a distant desire for the country’s young voters: pensions.

Older voters have very long had a deciding impact on elections in Germany. As the growing older region grows even older—the around-60 now make up two-thirds of the voters, according to the government—they are starting to be the important concentrate on of political parties’ messages, something a new cadre of politically savvy influencers is hoping to adjust.