Parties: Greens will shrink in 2023 for the first time in seven years

Greens will shrink in 2023 for the first time in seven years

The average age of Green Party members is 48.9 years. photo

© Jan Woitas/dpa

A small setback for the Greens in terms of membership in 2023. However, the party has recorded a wave of entry since the beginning of the year.

After seven years of growth, the Greens shrank for the first time in 2023. At the turn of the year, the number of members was 125,991, as the party announced in Berlin – several hundred fewer than at the same time last year (126,451).

The Greens lost 9,591 members last year, either through deaths or resignations. Including new members, the bottom line is that the number of members decreased by a minimal 0.36 percent in 2023.

Since the beginning of the year, however, the Greens have recorded a wave of entry and, according to their own statements, have been able to gain more than 8,000 new members. Federal Political Director Emily Büning spoke of the “strongest start to the year” in the party’s history. “We are over 130,000 Greens, more than ever before – that gives us enormous tailwind and encourages us to go further. It also shows that many people are committed to democracy and want to resolutely oppose the AfD and other right-wing extremists.”

The proportion of women in the Greens is now 42.5 percent, and the average age is 48.9 years. According to the information, the average age of new members was 42.2 years in 2023.


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