Frank Vogel (65, CDU) has worked as a district administrator in the Ore Mountains for 14 years

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Ore Mountains, Vogtland, Zwickau and Central Saxony choose: who will replace these district administrators?

Erzgebirge – A new district administrator was elected in several districts in Saxony on Sunday. In Zwickaucentral Saxony, im Vogtland as well as in Ore Mountains no candidate has achieved an absolute majority. A second election will follow on July 3.

Frank Vogel (65, CDU) has worked as a district administrator in the Ore Mountains for 14 years © Uwe Meinhold

Frank Vogel (65, CDU) has been a district administrator in the Ore Mountains since 2008. Seven candidates have been nominated for the next election period.

You can decide between Simone Lang (51, SPD), Rico Anton (45, CDU), Tino Günther (59, FDP), Torsten Gahler (49, AfD), Holger Zimmer (55, Die Linke), Volker Weber (50, FW Erzgebirge) and Stefan Hartung (33, Free Saxony).

After counting all communities, the final result in the Ore Mountains is as follows:

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Accident in the Ore Mountains: Toyota crashes into a crash barrier
  • Rico Anton (CDU) with 26.3 percent
  • Volker Weber (free voters) with 20 percent
  • Torsten Gahler (AfD) with 17.8 percent
  • Simone Lang (SPD) with 13 percent
  • Stefan Hartung (Free Saxony) with 10 percent
  • Tino Günther (FDP) with 7.3 percent
  • Holger Zimmer (Die Linke) with 5.5 percent.

At the end of the day, Rico Anton from the CDU is ahead with 26.3 percent. However, since he did not achieve an absolute majority, there will be a second election in the Ore Mountains on July 3rd. Overall turnout was 49.9 percent.

Rolf Keil (67, CDU) is working as a district administrator in Vogtland for one electoral term.

Rolf Keil (67, CDU) is working as a district administrator in Vogtland for one electoral term. © David Rötzschke

In Vogtland, Rolf Keil (67, CDU) was elected district administrator in 2015 and has now decided in 2022 not to turn out again. The decision is therefore between Thomas Hennig (44, CDU), Roberto Rink (62, AfD), Janina Pfau (38, Die Linke), Thomas Fiedler (54, SPD) and Uwe Drechsler (64, single candidate).

After the counting of all municipalities, the final result in the Vogtland is as follows:

  • Thomas Hennig (CDU) with 42 percent
  • Roberto Rink (AfD) with 23.4 percent
  • dr Drechsler (single candidate) with 16 percent
  • Janina Pfau (Die Linke) with 9.6 percent
  • Thomas Fiedler (SPD) with 8.9 percent.

This puts Thomas Hennig from the CDU ahead, but he missed an absolute majority. For this reason, a second election will take place on July 3rd. Overall, turnout in the Vogtland was 42.7 percent.

District election in Zwickau and Central Saxony

In the second term of office, Dr.  Christoph Scheurer (65, CDU) currently works as a district administrator in Zwickau.

In the second term of office, Dr. Christoph Scheurer (65, CDU) currently works as a district administrator in Zwickau. © Eric Munch

In Zwickau, Dr. Christoph Scheurer (65, CDU) officially replaced by one of the seven candidates from August. After two terms in office, he cannot stand for re-election.

Instead, the following went into the race on Sunday: Carsten Michaelis (49, CDU), Andreas Gerold (59, AfD), Dorothee Obst (51, Free Voters), Alexander Weiß (29, Die Linke), Jens Juraschka (47, SPD), Raphael Koch (FDP) and Jens Haustein (55, The Basis).

After the counting of all communities, the final result in Zwickau is as follows:

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Noise house on the A72: the mayor now wants to help
  • Carsten Michaelis (CDU) with 30.7 percent

  • Dorothee Obst (free voters) with 24.4 percent

  • Andreas Gerold (AfD) with 21.1 percent

  • Jens Juraschka (SPD) with 10.1 percent

  • Alexander Weiß (Die Linke) of 8.5 percent

  • Jens Haustein (Die Basis) with 2.5 percent

  • Raphael Koch (FDP) with 2.4 percent

The CDU candidate Casten Michaelis took first place with 30.7 percent. However, since it is below 50 percent, there will also be a second round of voting in Zwickau on July 3rd. The turnout was 39 percent overall.

Matthias Damm (68, CDU) is vacating the seat as District Administrator after a term in Central Saxony.

Matthias Damm (68, CDU) is vacating the seat as District Administrator after a term in Central Saxony. © Sven Gleisberg

A new district administrator is also elected in Central Saxony: After seven years, Matthias Damm (68, CDU) is vacating the post in Freiberg. Standing up for this are: Sven Liebhauser (40, CDU), Rolf Weigand (38, AfD) and Dirk Neubauer (51, single candidate).

After counting all the municipalities, the final result in Central Saxony is as follows:

  • Dirk Neubauer (single candidate) with 41.3 percent
  • Sven Liebhauser (CDU) with 30 percent
  • Rolf Weigand (AfD) with 28.7 percent

The individual candidate Dirk Neubauer is the winner of the evening with 41.3 percent for the time being. However, since this does not correspond to the absolute majority, there will also be a second election in Central Saxony on July 3rd. The turnout was 48.5 percent overall.

New district administrators are also elected in Bautzen, Görlitz, Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains, northern Saxony and Leipzig.

Original message: June 12, 7 p.m., Updated: June 12, 10:34 p.m

Cover photo: Uwe Meinhold/David Rötzschke/Eric Münch/Sven Gleisberg

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