Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

What was supposed to be a symbolic vote for Thuringia’s new Christian Democratic (CDU) state premier Christine Lieberknecht turned into a fiasco on Friday. Politicians there held three votes before she was finally elected.

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia