Linke, SPD and Greens in Thuringia have agreed on a contract for a minority government. This was announced by the party leaders in Erfurt. The government program includes joint projects such as a third non-contributory year, but is not as detailed as a coalition agreement.

Red, red and green are missing four votes in the state parliament. The alliance is therefore dependent on support from the CDU and FDP. All other parliamentary groups are opposed to working with the AfD as the second strongest member of the state parliament.

The coalition of three, which has ruled in Thuringia since 2014, lost its majority in the state election in late October due to the weakness of the SPD and the Greens. The party of Left Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow had won a state election for the first time in Germany.