Contribution rate, entry age, shared retirement: the SPD, the Union, the Greens, the FDP, Linke and the AfD have very different ideas on how things should be with retirement provision. A look at the electoral programs.
By Henrike Roßbach, Berlin
When the Scientific Advisory Board presented pension reform proposals to the Federal Ministry of the Economy at the start of the summer, there was great enthusiasm. “Retirement from 68? Not with me!” Tweeted SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz. Left co-chair Susanne Hennig-Wellsow said: “This is the anti-social Oberhammer. And CDU Federal Economic Minister Peter Altmaier announced via Twitter: “I have always been against a further increase in the retirement age.” What happened?