Broken parties and “subjugated” thuringians? Seven lessons from the election in thuringia
It was only a few days ago that thomas kemmerich (FDP) was elected prime minister of thuringia with the votes of the afd. Not only was he the second FDP minister president ever, he will also go down in history as the minister president with the shortest term in office – assuming he doesn’t stay in office as managing minister president for too much longer.
In thuringia, it quickly became clear that there was really only one way out. However, the minister-president election in thuringia’s state parliament triggered a political quake that caused a stir far beyond the state’s borders – and is still claiming political victims: on monday, annegret kramp-karrenbauer announced her renunciation of her candidacy for chancellor and her withdrawal from the party chairmanship.