Social: Wagenknecht wants to make pension policy an election campaign issue

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Wagenknecht wants to make pension policy an election campaign issue

Germany has one of the worst pension systems in Europe, says Sahra Wagenknecht. photo

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For Sahra Wagenknecht, pensions are the biggest social problem of our time. She therefore wants to lead a “pension election campaign” with her new party before the next federal election in 2025.

The new alliance Sahra Wagenknecht wants to make pension policy a central election campaign issue. “Pensions are probably the biggest social problem of our time,” said party leader Wagenknecht to the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. Low pensions despite decades of contributions are a social policy scandal. “Germany is heading towards a pension catastrophe, that is socially explosive.” Germany has one of the worst pension systems in Europe, she said.

Wagenknecht announced that he wanted to conduct a “pension election campaign” before the next federal election in 2025. “The BSW is the voice of German pensioners,” said the Bundestag member and former Left Party politician. The newspaper reported on a response from the federal government to an inquiry from Wagenknecht, according to which almost a third of full-time employees in Germany receive a pension of less than 1,100 euros net per month after 40 years of work.

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