CDU politician is supposed to be temporarily head of government, strikes in Greece


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CDU politician to become head of government temporarily; Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein Daniel Günther wants to continue to rely on Merkel in the election campaign; Leftists report arrested people; Strikes in Greece; Coronavirus epidemic should not stabilize until late April; Australian fails with crocodile rescue

Sputnik will shortly show you what at night for Tuesday happened.

CDU politician is to become head of government temporarily

To solve the government crisis in Thuringia, the left surprisingly proposed to temporarily use the former CDU Prime Minister Christine Lieberknecht as head of government. The 61-year-old should therefore form a technical government with three ministers for about 70 days until a new state parliament is elected. Ex-Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow said in the evening after a meeting of the Left Party, CDU, SPD and Greens in Erfurt that he wanted to open a path that was acceptable to everyone and was non-partisan as a contribution to stabilizing the country.

Günther wants to continue to rely on Merkel

In the discussion about the reorganization of the CDU, the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein Daniel Günther suggests that Chancellor Angela Merkel continue to be the driving force in the next Bundestag election campaign. With Angela Merkel, the CDU has every chance of getting a very good result in the general election, said the CDU politician in the ARD. Kramp-Karrenbauer is meeting with former Union Group leader Friedrich Merz today to discuss the next steps in the search for candidates for the CDU chairmanship and candidate for chancellor.

Leftists call for report on arrested people

After the arrest of several suspected members of a right-wing terrorist cell, the left in the Bundestag has requested a report on the suspects at the next meeting of the interior committee. She wondered whether V-people from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution were involved, said left-wing domestic politician Ulla Jelpke of the Düsseldorf Rheinische Post. Often enough, the secret services themselves contributed to building right structures or held their protective hands over them so as not to endanger their sources, as in the case of the NSU, Jelke told the newspaper. The member of the Bundestag pointed out that a member of the police force was also among the suspected extremists.

Strikes in Greece

Extensive strikes have resulted in significant disabilities in Greece today. Coastal shipping and local transport in particular collapsed completely. In the Aegean and Ionian Sea, no ferry ran out in the morning, Greek media reported. A huge traffic chaos developed in Athens because all public transport and the railways were struck. People tried to get to work in their cars or on foot. State officials also went on strike. Unions are calling for an increase in pensions, which had been almost halved in the past ten years during the severe financial crisis.

Coronavirus epidemic should not stabilize until late April

According to a leading Chinese expert, the epidemic with the new lung disease in China may not stabilize until the end of April. This is a very rough estimate, said Professor Zhong Nanshan, head of the Chinese government’s expert group, in a video that the Southern Metropolis Daily reported. The peak of the outbreak across the country is expected to be reached by the end of February. Within one day, the number of newly detected infections has risen again around 1886.

Australian fails with crocodile rescue

A crocodile problem is still not solved in Indonesia. An Australian failed to free a reptile from a hoop around his neck. The television animal expert Matt Wright and a colleague had traveled to Palu on Sulawesi. They set up a trap there, which the saltwater crocodile ignored. It has been in need for a long time. It was first seen in 2016 with the tire around its neck. There were fears that the animal could suffocate. So far, all attempts to save it have been unsuccessful. The crocodile catchers have returned to Australia. But they had promised to come back in May if the animal was not released from the tire by then.


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