The disenchanted “Generation Merkel”: a divorce between youth and political power

Like many young Germans born after reunification, Paul Ostwald has barely known anyone but Angela Merkel as chancellor. Now, as Merkel prepares to step down, the reassuring stability she embodied has turned to disenchantment, which is likely to turn up at the ballot box on 26 September.

The disenchanted “Generation Merkel”: a divorce between youth and political power
Like many young Germans born after reunification, Paul Ostwald has barely known anyone but Angela Merkel as chancellor. Now, as Merkel prepares to step down, the reassuring stability she embodied has turned to disenchantment, which is likely to turn up at the ballot box on 26 September.