Make Germany great-grandmotherly: she’s 100 and new to politics

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Make Germany great-grandmotherly: she’s 100 and new to politics

The ambitious centenarian says young people give her hope

AFP

German great-grandmother Lisel Heise’s ambition to enter politics crystalised a few years before her 100th birthday, when organisers of a public hearing cut off her microphone.

Heise, who retired from teaching school 40 years ago, was arguing for the reopening of an outdoor pool.

“When I started out, some people really didn’t want to listen to me apparently – they even pulled the plug!” she said, still stunned by the impudence...

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