CDU brings compromise candidate into play for Thuringia

CDU brings compromise candidate into play for Thuringia

What happens after the scandal in Erfurt? As a way out of the political crisis, the CDU leadership is now proposing that the Greens or SPD should name a candidate for the office of prime minister. The CDU federal chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has asked Social Democrats and Greens in Thuringia to name a candidate for the … Read more…

Lindner wants to ask a question of trust on the FDP board

Lindner wants to ask a question

The debacle over the election of the Minister-President in Thuringia is now shaking the FDP at the federal level. FDP chief Lindner wants to ask the party executive the question of trust: “The federal leadership must be re-legitimized”. The events surrounding the election of the liberal Thomas Kemmerich as Thuringia’s prime minister with the help of … Read more…

Trend in the EU: is Thuringia everywhere?

Trend in the EU

In many European countries, right-wing populists like to pretend to be civilians. The right-wing populist AfD also uses this term – and sees itself confirmed by the events in Thuringia. Bernd Riegert analyzes. The MEP and head of the right-wing populist AfD, Jörg Meuthen, was pleased about the surprising election result in Thuringia yesterday. For the first time … Read more…

Breaking the taboo in Thuringia: Why Germany is so outraged

Why Germany is so outraged

Elsewhere there have been co-ruling right-wing populists for a long time. In Germany, the AfD broke through the dam of exclusion for the first time. Protests rained, not only for historical reasons – at the end with success. The rise of the National Socialists in the 1930s led to the Second World War and the Holocaust, the … Read more…

Comment: A shame for Germany

A shame for Germany

For the first time, the AfD’s votes are decisive for the election of a prime minister. A taboo break that shows how deep the cracks in the dams are against the advance of the right, says Ines Pohl. A week ago, on January 29, 2020, the German Bundestag commemorated the victims of the Holocaust in a … Read more…