The CDU politician Volker Bouffier remains Prime Minister of Hesse. The 67-Year-old was elected at the inaugural meeting of the new Landtag in Wiesbaden, Germany with 69 votes. This number corresponds to the Landtag mandates of the coalition of the CDU and the Greens.

In the first meeting of the newly elected state Parliament the new edition of the black-green government coalition before their first major test. The CDU and the Green have a wafer-thin majority of one seat. All 69 members of both factions had to be on site and for Bouffier vote, so that the Alliance could lead to 67-Year-old in a second term.

In the summer of 2010 was the then Hessian Minister of the interior Bouffier in the current legislature as the successor of Roland Koch (CDU) to the top of a black-yellow coalition government has been elected. At the Start of the black-green government of 2014, the Hessian CDU was elected chief only in the second ballot.

The first pass is invalid, as more ballot papers issued with the name “Max mustermann” had been had been. At the second ballot Bouffier received 62 of 109 votes – thus, mathematically, all of the 61 votes of the government parties of CDU and the Greens, plus one more from the Opposition.

Green-member of Parliament during a constituent meeting father

the New President of the Hessian state Parliament, the CDU-politician Boris Rhein. The 47-Year-old was elected by the deputies of the six represented in Parliament parties. Rhein was previously the Minister of science. He succeeds his party colleague Norbert kartmann, the around for 16 years, Parliament was President.

To the Rhine, representatives were elected in a secret ballot, Frank Lorz (CDU), Karin Müller (Green), Heike Hofmann (SPD), Jörg-Uwe Hahn (FDP) and Ulrich Wilken (Left). The candidate of the AfD, Bernd Erich Vohl, fell through in a total of three ballots. So that the AfD can apply for in the next Parliament session, a sixth Vice-President will be elected.

As an old President of the 73-year-old AfD held-Deputy Rolf Kahnt the opening speech. The AfD is first represented in the Hessian Parliament.

The Green MEP Daniel May was at the inaugural Parliament session on Friday the father of a daughter. The President of the Landtag of the Rhine, informed during the session. “There are moments in life that are even more important than the choice of the Vice-presidents of the Parliament,” he said. Mother and child are doing well. In the case of a majority of the black-green coalition of one voice, a Lack Mays could lead to a defeat Bouffiers in the election.


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