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OB election 2018: Feldmann and Weyland have to go to the run-off

26.02.2018 | 09:04 Clock | Citywhispers
OB election 2018: Feldmann and Weyland have to go to the run-off

Yesterday, the people of Frankfurt once again had the choice! They were able to choose their new mayor from twelve candidates. Although in the end incumbent Peter Feldmann was clearly ahead of the second-placed CDU candidate Bernadette Weyland (25.4%) with 46% of the vote, there will be a run-off election in two weeks. Because for a victory Feldmann would have had to crack the 50% hurdle.

And so we must thus on 11.03. once again ran. The documents for the postal vote can be applied for now and until 09.03., 13 o'clock.

Verwunderung there was about the turnout. While it was initially said that 57.8% of all eligible voters had cast their ballot, which would have meant a new record since the introduction of direct elections in 1995, this forecast had to be corrected significantly downwards in the end. Only 37.6% of all eligible voters in Frankfurt went to the ballot box on Sunday - only slightly more than six years ago, when the turnout had been 37.5%.

Even though the result is actually clear, the election campaign now goes into overtime after all.

The preliminary final result of the first round of voting on 25.02.2018:

Peter Feldmann, SPD: 46 %

Bernadette Weyland, CDU: 25.4 %

Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, Greens: 9.3 %

Janine Wissler, Left: 8.9 %

Volker Stein, Independent: 5.9 %

The other OB-candidates could only reach values between 0.1 and 1.5 percent, defeated.

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