Dhe Frankfurt Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) was voted out of office by referendum. The majority of voters voted in favor of voting out, and the necessary quorum has been reached. At around 7:40 p.m., 155,849 yes votes were reached. More than 32 percent voted for the deselection, so the quorum is reached.
SPD leader Mike Josef sees the basis for a new political beginning, as he told the “Hessenschau”. The voters took care of that. As early as Thursday, the SPD will convene the party committees and propose their next SPD candidate. Frankfurt CDU leader Uwe Becker said that if the result were confirmed, it would be a happy day for Frankfurt. “The citizens have given the city back its dignity,” says Becker.
Feldmann said in a first statement that it was important to concentrate on social issues such as inflation and to get away from the personal discussion. The goal of a social city has not yet been achieved. “I will continue to participate in this debate as a politically minded person, also as a simple citizen of Frankfurt. The result is not what I wanted, but this is democracy,” he said.
508,182 Frankfurt residents were called upon to decide on the political future of the head of town hall. “Are you voting for the deselection of the Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, Mr. Peter Feldmann?” – the voters had to answer. The answer could also be given by voters from EU countries who are allowed to vote in local elections. It was the first ballot of this kind in Frankfurt.