Voter demographics – is Germany a gerontocracy?
Barbara BöttcherUrsula WaltherFor the German federal elections in September, about 60m voters are called to cast their ballot.
For the German federal elections in September, about 60m voters are called to cast their ballot. Despite more than half of voters being 50 years and above, it would still be too far-fetched to say that Germany has become a so-called gerontocracy, where the interests of the older dominate the political process. Moreover, the pandemic could curb participation among all age groups.
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