The CDU is increasingly divided on the question of cooperation with the left. While party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer recently again ruled out any cooperation, the CDU state association in Thuringia is moving towards the governing party of Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow.
In the meantime, the former Thuringian head of government Bernhard Vogel also endorses selective support from his CDU for projects of the planned minority government from the Left, the SPD and the Greens. "Thuringia must not come to a political standstill for years," Vogel told the "Augsburger Allgemeine." Unfortunately, it looks like this minority government will come. And it depends on decisions being made, "said Vogel, who ruled Thuringia from 1992 to 2003. You should talk about it "to avert damage to the country".
"However, that does not change the fact that he stands for a party that does not recognize that the GDR was an injustice state and that strives for a socialist social order in its program." As a "party of German unity", the CDU could not "coalition with the heirs of the SED". Project government "had brought Vogels successor Dieter Althaus (CDU) into play.
Since the state election in late October, when the left became the strongest force in Germany for the first time, the red-red-green government has not had a majority in parliament. The coalition partners are currently planning a minority government, for which they would rely on votes from the CDU or FDP. All parties have ruled out cooperation with the AfD.
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