Young and to the left? Not in Germany, where the Merkel generation prefers an old hand.

MAGDEBURG, Germany — Their parents grew up in a Germany divided against itself but on a continent coming together after mind-boggling violence. Their older cousins went to university and started working in the 1990s, a holiday from history as the economy became global and powerful nations mostly got along.

Source: Young and to the left? Not in Germany, where the Merkel generation prefers an old hand.

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