Ramelow fail in Thuringia, in the first ballot

At the re-election of the Prime Minister of Thuringia Bodo Ramelow in the first ballot of the Parliament failed again. Of a red-red-green minority coalition sup

Ramelow fail in Thuringia, in the first ballot

At the re-election of the Prime Minister of Thuringia Bodo Ramelow in the first ballot of the Parliament failed again. Of a red-red-green minority coalition supported the Left-politicians, came on Wednesday on 42 votes. For his counter-candidate, Björn Höcke of the AfD's 22 members voted in favor. Required the absolute majority of 46 votes was.

Ramelow had put on his election in the first ballot on Tuesday, but then announced that he would "if necessary, in all three rounds compete". In the third round would give him a simple majority. The CDU has announced abstention in all three ballots, while the FDP is taking part despite the presence in the vote.

The choice had been newly set, after a month ago, surprisingly, the FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich significantly with votes from AfD and CDU to the head of government was elected. Left, the SPD and the greens in the state Parliament of 42 mandates. The strongest faction of the Left party, with 29 MPs. The second-largest party, the AfD, with 22 mandates, followed by the CDU (21), SPD (8) and Green (5). The FDP-fraction (5) not involved: their deputies remained in the chamber to their Seats. (Reuters)

Created: 04.03.2020, 14:49 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 14:01

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