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Europe’s youth wave

The average EU leader is now under 50, with populists leading a generational shift.

We map the new crop and the crumbling center.

  • Ryan Heath
  • Politico

In 2018 European politics it’s hip to be young, male and railing against the establishment.

Vara 2bWhile many expected the Continent’s economic crisis to upend the political order, the backlash took longer to build, and unfurled itself at the ballot box rather than the street, starting with the election of then 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras in…

A more recent wave of younger leaders, starting in 2017 with Ireland’s Leo Varadkar and France’s Emmanuel Macron and…

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