Erfurt (dpa/th) - Three years after the government crisis in Thuringia, the Erfurt political scientist André Brodocz does not see the danger of politically difficult conditions in the Free State averted. "We are going to the next election under the same problematic constitutional circumstances that we had last," Brodocz told the German Press Agency in Erfurt. Left, SPD, Greens and CDU should be accused of not having changed the state constitution and not having prepared for the special situation. This affects aspects such as how the country can come to a new election.
On February 5, 2020, the FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich was elected Prime Minister of Thuringia with votes from the AfD, CDU and FDP. The process triggered nationwide outrage and was often seen as a "dam bursting" against the right. After Kemmerich's resignation, Bodo Ramelow was re-elected as head of government. Since then, Germany's only left prime minister has led a minority government made up of leftists, SPD and Greens, which relies on four votes from the opposition in parliament.
Although Kemmerich resigned three days after his election, he remained in office for almost a month - without having appointed a minister. The background to this are regulations in the state constitution, which also do not provide for a deadline for the formation of a government, after which there would automatically be a new election.
Brodocz pointed out that the polls have recently shown little movement. "That makes you a little restless - with a view to the next state election."