For this week’s In Politics, we spoke with Henning Hoff, Berlin Policy Journal executive editor, about the 2019 European Parliament election results.
Hoff explains the election results from Germany’s perspective and unpacks why established parties like the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/ Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) are losing popularity.
“The SPD really hasn’t figured out how to be a modern party in these days,” says Hoff, “I mean, you have to see that the CDU … the average age of members is 60. The same goes for the SPD. They’re very old parties and they’re also old in their thinking.”
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