Landtag of Thuringia

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Landtag of Thuringia
Coat of arms or logo
President / Speaker
Christian Carius, CDU
Since 5 December 2014
Premier / Head of Government
Bodo Ramelow, The Left
Since 5 December 2014
Seats 91
Political groups

     Government (46)

Opposition Parties

  •      CDU (34)
  •      AfD (8)
  •      Independent (3)
Last election
14 September 2014
Meeting place
File:Plenarsaal Thüringer Landtag.JPG
The Chamber of the Landtag of Thuringia (inside)
The Landtag of Thuringia (front)
File:ThüringerLandtag Plenarsaal.jpg
The Chamber of the Landtag of Thuringia (outside)

The Landtag of Thuringia is the state diet of the German federal state of Thuringia. It convenes in Erfurt and currently consists of 91 members of five Parties. Controversially[1] in December 2014, the Landtag elected first ever Left Party Minister-President, Bodo Ramelow.[2][3] The Left Party is seen as the successor to the Socialist Unity Party (SED) that ruled former East Germany. Ramelow heads a left-leaning coalition consisting of his Left Party, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens, a so-called "red-red-green" coalition.[4] The primary functions of the Landtag are to pass laws, elect the Minister-President and control the government of Thuringia.

Current Composition

After the elections of 14 September 2014, the CDU is the largest party,[5] but the left parties (Linke, SPD, Greens) hold a bare majority of seats (46 of 91) and are in coalition.[6]

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 34
The Left (Die Linke) 28
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 12
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 8
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 6
Independent politicians 3

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats.

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