|We never learn!!!|
The Left Party, widely seen as the successor to the Socialist Unity Party (SED) that once ruled East Germany, will head the government of Thuringia after the state parliament narrowly voted to approve a new coalition.
Although Mr Ramelow grew up in West Germany, many of the Left Party's leadership were senior figures in the East German communist party and some have been accused of links with the Stasi secret police.
Thuringia was part of East Germany until reunification, and many have expressed dismay at the former communists' return to power.
"Old SED [Socialist Unity Party] comrades and Stasi informers run the state now," said Rainer Wagner, chairman of the Union of Victims' Associations of Communist Tyranny.
"Many who were in prison in the GDR [East Germany] are very upset," the director of the Stasi memorial in Berlin, Hubertus Knabe, told Nord-West Zeitung newspaper. "They feel that the lessons of history have been forgotten."
So, I reckon that America is not the only nation comprised of STUPID VOTERS, eh Herr Gruber?