Freiburg’s gruner oberburgermeister salomon is voted out of office

Freiburg's gruner oberburgermeister salomon is voted out of office

The green mayor of freiburg, dieter salomon, has been voted out of office after 16 years in office. The 57-year-old did not achieve a majority of votes in the mayoral election.

The people of freiburg elected social scientist martin horn (33), who has no party affiliation, as their new mayor. He is, according to his own statements, the youngest mayor of a german city. Horn, who was supported by the SPD in the election campaign, will take office on 1 january. July on.

Horn was attacked and injured shortly after his election victory. The 33-year-old was attacked at his election party on sunday evening, a spokesman for the police in freiburg confirmed. A suspected perpetrator had been arrested beforehand. Background of the act is not yet known. Horn had to be treated by the ambulance service, it is a matter of minor injuries.

Salomon was elected city manager 16 years ago. He was the first green mayor of a major german city. The 57-year-old had already announced in advance that he would retire in the event of an electoral defeat. "A new chapter in my life is about to begin," he said on the evening of the election. After many years as a professional politician, he is now leaving political office. He has not succeeded in convincing the majority of the voters. "Martin horn is the winner," said salomon. He and his supporters had to acknowledge this.

Horn, europe and development coordinator at the city of sindelfingen, had already come out on top in the first ballot ahead of salomon. According to the city hall, he received 44.2 percent of the votes. Salomon got 30.7 percent of the vote. The election result was seen as a defeat for the greens and the CDU – both parties had campaigned for solomon’s re-election. According to official figures, the voter turnout was 51.7 percent.

Freiburg is one of the world’s leading soccer clubs with around 230.000 inhabitants the fourth largest city in baden-wurttemberg. Before salomon, the SPD had been the mayor of freiburg for 40 years.

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