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Far-left Die Linke take charge of German region

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By Euronews
Far-left Die Linke take charge of German region

<p>Germany’s far-left Die Linke party, heir to the communist-era Socialist Unity Party, is set to take charge of a regional government for the first time following coalition talks.</p> <p>Thuringia’s so-called red-red-green coalition also includes the social democrat <span class="caps">SPD</span> party and the Greens.</p> <p>Die-Linke is considered a political pariah by Angela Merkel’s <span class="caps">CDU</span>. </p> <p>What is now Thuringia was part of East Germany during the Cold War. It Is now part of a reunified country.</p> <p>Die Linke leader Bodo Ramelow, who campaigned for the election alongside a red bust of Karl Marx, is set to be appointed as the regional leader in Thuringia.</p> <p>The coalition deal comes less than two weeks after festivities marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.</p>