Source: Dagbladet Information
Because this year is an election year in Denmark, eighth- and ninth-grade pupils at 300 schools have carried out their own mock elections. The conservative camp scored a clear victory securing around 40 percent of the vote.
These are the new rebels, the left-wing daily Information comments: “The left wing clearly has nothing more to offer our young. With the right-wing liberal Venstre as the undisputed winner, new political colours are dominating the children’s room. The world view of the 1968 generation according to which the youth started off on the left and then gradually – with the purchase of Volvos and villas – moved to the right no longer fits. Today’s younger generation begins where the big postwar generation ended – as precocious conservatives….
“The grandchildren of the 1968 generation stand for the conservative ideals of effectiveness, privatization and traditional roles against which their grandparents rebelled. Even if these were just mock elections and weren’t representative, the results are an expression of an increasingly Protestant ethic and a capitalist spirit.”