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State Parliament – Hanover:Exchange of blows between young people and top candidates

The finalists of the state competition “Young people debate” discuss with the top candidates. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Hanover (dpa/lni) – Shortly before the Lower Saxony elections, the top candidates from the SPD, CDU, Greens and FDP in the state parliament exchanged blows with young people. In speech duels, Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD), Bernd Althusmann (CDU), Julia Willie Hamburg (Greens) and Stefan Birkner (FDP) each competed against a young challenger on Monday. They then answered questions from the audience, which consisted mainly of schoolchildren. While the politicians represented a demand from their election program, finalists in the state competition of “Young people debated” took an opposite position. The topics included a legal entitlement to all-day care in schools, greater support for apprenticeships and climate protection goals.

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