Because you should represent as a people’s party, all age groups of the people, can’t you call the SPD and the Union actually so, says ARD-Journalist Jörg schönenborn on Sunday evening after the heavy losses of the members of the Grand coalition. There is another party that is applying recently this title: The Greens are the big winners of the European elections. According to projections from the evening of the party to submit more than ten percentage points, with around 21 per cent for the first time, the second-strongest force in the case of a Germany-wide election. If you look at the individual groups of voters, is also clear: The Greens have a great future ahead of you – at least you because of your strong interests with the young people, respectively, transport can hold.

In the 18 – to 24-Year-olds, 34 per cent of respondents selected according to the ARD, the Green in the 25 – to 34-Year-olds, 27 percent, and then up to the 59-Year-old still every Fourth. Note how the Green of the young voters were able to mobilize, and especially how much most of the other parties have failed. So the Greens come together to high bills, with around 33 per cent in the under 30-Year-old more votes than Union (13), SPD (10) and the FDP (8). More than a third of first-time voters to be the cross made with the Green.

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“Sunday, for the Future,” celebrated the top candidate Swen Giegold in accordance with the “Fridays for Future”, the climate protest movement of young people. “This was a direction choice and the people have chosen the direction of climate protection and of solidarity in Europe. We will carry the voice of the climate movement from the street into Parliament,” said Giegold.

the Union and the SPD in young people

logged out Particularly striking is the difference of the Green to the two traditional national parties. So the Union came to first Figures about the Under-24-Year-olds to only eleven percent. In the next group up to 34 years almost 17 percent made their cross in the CDU/CSU. Really strong results, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel scored only in the case of the 60 – to 69-Year-olds (32 percent), and at 70 years of age and older (46 percent).

Even worse, it looked at the young voters the SPD: In the youngest age class they come from only eight percent in the 25 – to 34-Year-olds to ten per cent and up 44 and 59 years, the social Democrats, only eleven, respectively, 14 percent.

CSU leader Markus Söder called directly after the election results on the Sunday of a strategic rethink of the Union’s parties. “The great challenge of the future is the intensive confrontation with the Green,” says Söder is. “Old standards” would no longer apply. The former main opponent, the SPD mentioned Söder, in his opinion, but he warned: “We need to work as a Union because, again, younger, cooler, to be more open. We don’t have to interact with the topics and the communication so that we work from yesterday.”