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Thuringia′s new all-left coalition pledges debt-free budget | News | DW.DE | 20.11.2014

Future state premier Bodo Ramelow of the Left party, who is set to become the first ever Left politician to lead a German state government, allowed other members of his coalition to steal the spotlight on Thursday. Other leaders from the Social Democrats, Greens, and the Left presented a 150-page document outlining the new coalition's plans for the next five years in office.

Ramelow should take center stage on December 5, when a parliamentary vote appointing him as state premier is scheduled to take place.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 20th, 2014 at 03:41:36 PM EST
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this could be an interesting development in Germany

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 21st, 2014 at 02:05:35 AM EST
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Yet what is even the point?

Nulldefizit because:

The Left's Bodo Ramelow said that this, perhaps surprising, proposal was a statement of his intent to serve Thuringia's interests, not his party's policy preferences.

by generic on Fri Nov 21st, 2014 at 03:55:09 AM EST
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The anti-debt dogma is so strongly rooted in Germany that no political group can pretend to government status that does not kowtow to it.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 21st, 2014 at 04:24:57 AM EST
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