The tiny central state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo Wednesday when a candidate for the regional premiership was unexpectedly heaved into office with help from the far-right AfD party. Thomas Kemmerich, a politician from the economically liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), scored 45 votes, leapfrogging incumbent Bodo Ramelow of the Left party by […]
via Far-right upsets German vote for regional premier — Akahi News
First the loss of Rot-Weiss-Erfurt soccer team, now an upset that is causing a severe earthquake in Thuringia and Germany. Details on the AfD’s coup d’etat to oust Ramelow and bring in Kemmerich from the FDP here.