Bodo Ramelow (born 16 February 1956 in Osterholz-Scharmbeck) is a German politician of "Die Linke" (Left Party) who serves as the 5th Minister President of Thuringia since 2014. Ramelow was born and raised in West Germany.
Ramelow wanted to bring "1000 to 2000" migrants from the migrant camp in Idomeni to Thuringia.
"In 2003 it became publicly known that Germany's domestic intelligence service, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, observed him and had opened a file on him because of his alleged contacts with the German Communist Party (DKP) during the 1980s. [...] in 2010 the Federal Administrative Court of Germany ruled that the Verfassungsschutz is entitled to observe politicians of the Left Party due to 'reasonable suspicion of anti-constitutional activity'."
Equated the Pegida movement and the democratic party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) with violent criminals, hardcore-Nazis "Die Mischung aus Reichsbürgern und Hardcore-Nazis führt zu einem unappetitlichen Cocktail, der unter Herrn Bachmann in Dresden als Pegida begonnen und nun als AfD unter Herrn Höcke hier in Thüringen eine Folie des Nachahmens gefunden hat."
Stated that he wants to reform citizenship laws in Germany, so that everyone who feels and identifies as German can become a German citizen.
Die Linke ⁕ (Politics)
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung ⁕ (Politics)
Dieter Lauinger (Politics)
Katharina König-Preuss (Politics)
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