Hendrik Wüst remains Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. The state parliament in Düsseldorf re-elected the CDU politician to office on Tuesday, according to state parliament president Andre Kuper, with 106 votes in favor, 74 against and one abstention.
After the state elections on May 15, Wüst leads a coalition government made up of the CDU and the Greens, which together have a clear majority of 115 of the 195 seats in the state parliament. 181 votes were cast in the election.
The new alliance replaces the old NRW government coalition of CDU and FDP. Wüst, who has headed the black-yellow coalition for the past eight months, is now leading the state’s first black-green coalition.