The Mayor of Frankfurt, Feldmann, has to answer in court in the fall. He will not voluntarily leave office until January. But the city councilors don’t want to wait that long.

The Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann (SPD), did not accept the decision of the city councilors to vote out. A few minutes after the city parliament decided to start a vote-out procedure, he had a statement distributed in the city hall. In it he reacted “with regret and great concern” to the decision. A two-thirds majority had recently voted in favor of his deselection. Feldmann must now resign within a week, otherwise a referendum will be sought. This was scheduled for November 6th.