A German reader corrects me:
Exactly spoken, he’s the “Regierungspräsident” (government’s president) of North Hessia.Thank you for the correction, Sir.
Hessia could be compared to one of the smaller states in the U.S. North Hessia and South Hessia could be compared to French départements, and the position of “Regierungspräsident” is comparable to the position of a French “préfet”. He’s a representative of the Hessian government. Interestingly both the government and Lübcke are Christian Democrats and emphasize their Christian values.
In relation to Regierungspräsident Lübcke's suggestion that Germans who don't like Mutti Merkel's program of Islamicization should leave Germany, I note that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton had three days earlier made precisely the same suggestion to citizens of his own state.
Coincidence? I think not.