German Defence Minister and Chairperson of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer spoke to the press in Erfurt in the early hours of Friday, following a meeting with Head of the CDU in Thuringia Mike Mohring, following the announced resignation of the newly-elected Thuringia Minister President Thomas Kemmerich.
Kemmerich announced on Thursday that he would resign and request a dissolution of the... Еще state parliament following the outcry over his election.
He had won support from the AfD and the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to defeat the incumbent Bodo Ramelow by one vote. Ramelow led the ruling coalition of Die Linke, SPD and the Green party in the German state of Thuringia before losing to Kemmerich by a single vote.
Earlier, the SPD, Green and Die Linke parties jointly called for Kemmerich to resign by Sunday.