The head of the Young Union, Tilman Kuban, has the Thuringian CDU state parliamentarians asked to leave the plenary hall when the Prime Minister was elected. “Our decision does not allow cooperation with the AfD or the Left Party – nor indirect one,” said Kuban to the newspapers of the Funke media group. “Therefore, the CDU must not help a prime minister from the Left Party or the AfD in office and should leave the plenary hall for election.”
If the CDU MPs participated in the election, “the AfD could outsmart them if their MPs were in a secret election four votes for Bodo Ramelow give up and then point a finger at the Union, “warned the chairman of the CDU / CSU youth organization. The left-wing politician Bodo Ramelow is consciously taking the risk of being elected with AfD votes.
Thuringia’s new CDU parliamentary group leader Mario Voigt rejected the Young Union’s request to leave the state parliament hall. Deputies were not elected to shirk responsibility, said Voigt MDR,
A month after the controversial prime ministerial election, the Left-wing politician Bodo Ramelow to vote again on Wednesday. Björn Höcke, leader of the party and faction, stands for the AfD. Ramelow’s desired alliance of the Left, SPD and Greens together has only 42 votes, so four votes are missing for an absolute majority. If there is a third ballot, only a relative majority is required. On February 5, the FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich was largely elected in office in the third ballot with votes from the AfD, but resigned shortly afterwards.
Left, SPD and Greens made a compromise with the CDU last week – a kind of stability agreement that none of them Participants as tolerated by a red-red-green minority government want to designate. It is intended to allow project-related majorities in parliament for a limited time – until the new election date set on April 25, 2021.
SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil called on the CDU and FDP parliamentarians to vote for Ramelow. “All parliamentarians now have a choice on Wednesday: choose an open or a backward-looking Thuringia. For a respected prime minister or for a fascist,” said Klingbeil the Rheinische Post,