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The 8th Cabinet of the German federal state of Thuringia, formed on December 5th, 2014, is the first cabinet of a German federal state being led by a politician of The Left. A so-called "red-red-green coalition", it is coalition of Die Linke, the SPD, and the Greens, and is headed by Bodo Ramelow. CDU|AfD serve as the government's opposition in the Landtag, which consists of 91 members.

Ramelow Cabinet
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8th cabinet of Thuringia
Date formedDecember 5, 2014 (2014-12-05) [1]
People and organisations
Head of governmentBodo Ramelow
No. of ministers10
Member party
Status in legislatureThe Left-led coalition government
Opposition party
Election(s)Thuringian state election, 2014
Legislature term(s)6th legislature of the Landtag of Thuringia

The Ramelow Cabinet is currently composed of 5 ministers from Die Linke, 3 ministers from the SPD, and 2 ministers from the Greens.


Office Image Name Party
Minister-President   Bodo Ramelow The Left
Deputy Minister-President   Heike Taubert SPD
Interior   Holger Poppenhäger
until August 30, 2017
  Georg Maier
from August 30, 2017
Education, Youth, and Sports   Birgit Klaubert
until July 4, 2017
The Left
  Helmut Holter
from August 17, 2017
Labor, Social Affairs, Health, Women, and Family   Heike Werner The Left
Economy, Science, and Digital Society   Wolfgang Tiefensee SPD
Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation   Anja Siegesmund The Greens
Infrastructure and Agriculture   Birgit Keller The Left
Migration, Justice, and Consumer Protection   Dieter Lauinger The Greens
Culture, Federal and European Affairs   Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff The Left


  1. ^ Erik Kirschbaum, "German state elects reform communist leader in historic shift", Reuters, 5 December 2014.