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Left, SPD and Greens agree on division of responsibilities TIME ONLINE


At the end of their negotiations on a minority government, the Left, SPD and Greens in Thuringia have agreed on the distribution of the ministries. After three rounds of negotiations, the ministries have now been cut. Accordingly, the left should continue four, the SPD three and the Greens are responsible for two ministries, as top politicians from the three parties have announced.

One point of contention was the responsibility for the agricultural and infrastructure department that the Greens claimed for themselves. This should now remain with the left. Instead, the Environment Ministry led by the Greens is expanded to include consumer protection. That too Ministry of Justice remains the responsibility of the Greens, but without the migration area, which is subordinate to the left-wing Ministry of Social Affairs. The leftists also receive the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and also the head of the State Chancellery. The SPD can occupy the finance, the economy and the interior ministry.

Minority government to come into force in February

The three parties had already presented their draft coalition agreement last Friday. This has yet to be approved by internal party committees. The SPD wants to vote on the treaty on Friday at an extraordinary party conference, the Greens are planning a state delegate council for Saturday. The left party wants to interview their members about the coalition agreement by February 1st. Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) is aiming to be re-elected to the state parliament in early February. It is expected that he will need three ballots because his coalition lacks four votes for a majority.

Government building in Thuringia turned out to be difficult after the state elections on October 27th, as no coalition brought up by the parties before the election could win a majority. The reason for this was the AfD, which became the second strongest party. Both the Left and the CDU had previously ruled out coalitioning with them.

The red-red-green minority government planned by Bodo Ramelow is in need of support for lack of its own majority CDU and FDP instructed. The two parties reject institutionalized cooperation, such as tolerance, but were open to negotiating with Red-Red-Green on the implementation of specific political projects. At times there was even talk of a "project government" from the left and the CDU that would be limited to individual bills. However, the CDU rejected government cooperation with the left on the basis of a decision by the Federal Party.

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