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German women prefer Greens while men like AfD

If only women were able to vote in Germany, the Greens would be the strongest party. The party the least liked by women, was the AfD, a recent poll found.

Published: November 14, 2018, 9:30 am


    According to a survey by pollster Emnid commissioned by German weekly Bild am Sonntag, 28 percent of women but only 16 percent of men would vote for the Greens.

    The second strongest force among women would be the Union of Chancellor Angela Merkel with 27 percent, while men would come to 23 percent. A green-red-red coalition under the leadership of a green chancellor would therefore have a clear majority among women.

    The AfD is disliked by women, with female voters choosing the party registering seven percent, while 22 percent of men liked the anti-immigration party.

    For the other parties, gender differences were smaller. The SPD would vote for 14 percent of women and 16 percent of men. The Left Party would receive ten percent for women, and eight percent for men.

    Meanwhile, Federal Minister of Justice Katarina Barley (SPD) has called for a change in the electoral law in order to increase the proportion of women in the Bundestag.

    “There is often a sea of ​​gray suits sitting there. The proportion of women there is between ten and just over 20 percent. That’s crazy,” Barley said. Her suggestion is to have larger constituencies with two directly elected members of a different sex.

    In order to implement her proposal, the minister is hoping to build on the solidarity of other female members of parliament. “The important thing is that women join together. That will happen with Greens and leftists.”

    The FDP called it an “irritating” proposal. Even noble goals should not be pursued by means of unconstitutional proposals, said the chief of the FDP parliamentary group, Marco Buschmann. “That’s even more true for a Federal Minister of Justice.”

    The Chancellor complained in a speech in Berlin last weekend that there was too little gender equality in politics, business, science and culture.

    Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. “The goal needs to be equality, equality everywhere,” Merkel told her audience, because only 30.9 percent of politicians in the current Bundestag were female, down from 36.5 percent in the previous one.

    “That’s the proportion of women that Sudan has in its parliament,” said Merkel. “I think that the proportion of women in our parliaments is a basic issue of our democracy.”

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