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Former East German state Thuringia first to get post-unification leftist leader

The former eastern German state of Thuringia looks set to lower the curtain on 24 years of Conservative rule with the swearing-in on Friday of the

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Former East German state Thuringia first to get post-unification leftist leader

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The former eastern German state of Thuringia looks set to lower the curtain on 24 years of Conservative rule with the swearing-in
on Friday of the Left Party’s Bodo Ramelow as State Premier.
The no-nonsense former trade unionist who grew up in West Germany will lead a coalition with the Greens and centre-left SPD. He is the first leftist state leader since the fall of the Berlin Wall.