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Runoff election results in Bavaria: Two changes of power in the big city – the municipality undermines the mega breakdown

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The first ballot in the local elections in Bavaria made run-off elections necessary in parts of the Free State. All information about the 2020 election,

  • In Bavaria find on March 29 runoff elections for mayors and district administrators.
  • The Results of the 2020 local elections in Bavaria find them all on Merkur.de* – also in interactive maps.
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Update from 3:51 p.m.: In the community Gauting in the District of Starnberg the vote count was anything but smooth – the election workers forgot 340 election letters in the town hall there, like Merkur.de * reported. These letters will only be counted this Monday. The Election result could because of this glitch now be another – the candidates were only in the preliminary state 62 votes apart.

Run-off election in Bavaria: Two major changes in power – Munich also decided

12.25 p.m .: It had emerged on election evening, now it is clear: Dieter Reiter will remain in the next six years Mayor of Munich. In the runoff election, the incumbent from the SPD clearly prevailed against CSU challenger Kristina Frank.

After counting all 1001 electoral areas, Reiter came to 71.7 percent, as reported by the Munich district administration on Monday. Frank achieved 28.3 percent of the vote. The count was interrupted late on Sunday evening and continued on Monday morning.

Munich CSU district administrator Christoph Göbel defends his office

10.15 a.m .: The Munich CSU district administrator Christoph Göbel was able to defend his position in the second attempt. He was the favorite in the second round of the municipal elections on Sunday in the Munich district – and came to 64.1 percent after the preliminary result published on Monday morning by the district office. His Greens challenger Christoph Nadler scored 35.9 percent. Overall, a good 60 percent of those eligible to vote took part. Compared to the district election six years ago, the turnout increased significantly.

Local elections in Bavaria: turnout increases

Update from March 30, 2020, 5.38 a.m .: The Local marathon elections in Bavaria go to the last round. The counting of the first nationwide pure postal elections has already resulted in some changes to the top posts in the municipalities. But the final result is far from certain in all cities and counties of the Free State.

The voter turnout was significantly higher in many places than two weeks ago. And this despite the fact that many worried that the election documents would not reach the electoral offices in time. Because the Runoff was a pure path to the mailbox for the first time. In Nuremberg, turnout rose from around 47 percent in the first ballot to 51.6 percent, in Augsburg from 45.3 to 48.2 percent. And a clear plus is also expected for Munich.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Two major changes in power – CSU veteran now before the comeback through the back door

Update 0.15 a.m .: The second round of the Bavarian local elections The sign of the Corona crisis is at least over for tonight – the counts are more or less everywhere either complete or postponed until Monday morning.

The urn in the municipalities did not reveal all-clear lines across Bavaria. Both changes in power in the town halls and district offices, as well as triumphs for incumbents were reported. The most spectacular results were probably delivered by Nuremberg and Ingolstadt: there, after 18 or even almost 50 years, the party color changes in the highest city office. In Nuremberg the CSU succeeded in Ingolstadt the SPD. In Augsburg and Munich the CSU and SPD retained the post of mayor.

Change of power in Nuremberg: Marcus König (CSU) is the new mayor.

© dpa / Daniel Karmann

The CSU counted itself as party leader Markus Söder to the winners of the evening – one could “big city” Söder was happy on Twitter. There was also cheering – largely at the expense of the CSU – at the Free voters. The party took over the district offices of the CSU in Oberallgäu, Freising and Pfaffenhofen, among others. In the Main-Spessart district, however, the district office changed in the opposite direction, from free voters to CSU.

They had a rather used evening Greens. The eco-party was numerous Runoff elections represented. However, there was no great success to report. Among others with the OB elections in Bamberg, Landshut and Rosenheim, but also with the District elections in Miesbach, Rosenheim and in the district of Munich the Greens were left behind.

Further (final) results are expected for Monday. Amongst other things in Munich* the OB choice will still be finished counting. In Regensburg, Erlangen and Aschaffenburg, the evaluation of the unusual choice only begins. We will keep you up to date at this point. For today we say goodbye and wish you good night and good health.

Update 0.10 a.m .: The possibly tightest mayor runoff in the evening Thalmassing contributed in the district of Regensburg. 1,805 to 1,800 was loud a report of the Central Bavarian newspaper here is the end result – the winner is Raffael Parzefall from the Free Voters. Incumbent Helmut Haase from the “Free Sanding electorate” has to vacate the town hall.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Two major changes in power – CSU veteran now before the comeback through the back door

Update 23:24: The exit of the District election in the district of Rosenheim will probably have direct consequences for the state politics in Bavaria: The emerging victory of the CSU candidate Otto Lederer could bring an old acquaintance back to the Munich state parliament.

Because Lederer would give up his state mandate for the district office, which he has held since 2013. This in turn would benefit the former minister of culture and incumbent anti-Semitism officer Ludwig Spaenle (CSU) enable a return to the Maximilianeum; Spaenle is the first candidate for the vacant positions.

Spaenle had his direct mandate in the Munich-Schwabing constituency in the 2018 state election lost to the green Christian Hierneis. Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had Spaenle a good six months earlier banished from the Ministry of Culture after around ten years in office*.

The Munich resident has held the position of anti-Semitism officer since May 2018 and has held this role some initiatives on the way*. However, the creeping retreat did not go off without any noise: it was “pretty stupid turned on in the CSU”, Spaenle told Munich Mercury some time ago*. So the next unexpected turning point in Spaenle’s political life could follow.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Green defeat series in district elections continues

Update 23:08: Also in Munich district the Greens apparently have no chance of the district office: the runoff vote between incumbents Christoph Göbel (CSU) and the green Christoph Nadler is currently not yet fully counted – after evaluating 229 of the 240 areas, Göbel comes to 63.8 percent. The victory should therefore no longer be deprived of him.

Eva Lettenbauer and Eike Hallitzky talk about the results of the local elections in Bavaria after the first round of elections – the party was unsuccessful in the district elections.

© dpa / Felix Hörhager

A very similar picture can be seen at the moment in the district of Rosenheim. Of the CSU member of the Landtag Otto Lederer is far ahead in the race for the district office. After counting 137 of the 162 areas, he received 68.9 percent of the votes late Sunday evening. His opponent Ursula Zeitlmann from the Greens achieved 31.1 percent at that time.

Run-off elections in Bavaria: Free voters get further district offices – and celebrate “Happy Day” in the Corona crisis

Update 10:55 p.m .: The Free voters have on Sunday six district elections decided for themselves – and celebrate their success. “These are sensational results for the free voters,” party leader Hubert Aiwanger said in the evening. For his party it was therefore a “day of joy”. He thanked all voters and emphasized: “Your trust is our obligation”.

In the runoff election, candidates of free voters were initially able to counties Bad Toelz-Wolfratshausen*, Bayreuth Land, Freising*, Oberallgäu, Pfaffenhofen and Unterallgäu decide for themselves. A total of twelve counties went to the party in the local election. In Neuburg-Schrobenhausen and Dillingen, the free voters also provide the district councilors. However, no new elections were held here in 2020.

Update 10:50 p.m .: A remarkable story comes from Upper Franconian on the run-off day Lichtenberg: A CSU politician was also elected mayor there – albeit at the tender age of 19. Kristan von Waldenfels is now the youngest mayor of Bavaria, like among others Merkur.de* reported.

Runoff election in Bavaria: The most important results of the evening are available – first conclusion possible

Update 10:21 p.m .: From the independent cities of Bavaria there is no more news to be expected tonight: In Regensburg, Aschaffenburg and Erlangen will only be counted on Monday. The results are already available from the other independent cities.

Of particular note, of course Change of power in two of Bavaria’s five largest cities: In Ingolstadt the city hall of CSU went to SPD, in Nuremberg it was the other way around. In Munich and Augsburg continue to represent the SPD (with Dieter Reiter) and CSU (with Eva Weber) the head of the city.

Bitter evening: Nuremberg’s long-time mayor Ulrich Maly (SPD) has to hand over the town hall to CSU man Marcus König.

© dpa / Daniel Karmann

According to an analysis of the Bavarian radio So far, the balance between CSU and SPD in the town halls of the most important Bavarian cities has been largely balanced. CSU politicians have conquered the town halls in eleven of the 24 independent cities, and nine SPD candidates. FDP man Alexander Putz remains mayor in Landshut.

The picture is clearer among the district administrators. In the local elections, 50 district offices have so far gone to the CSU, twelve to the free voters. One each went to the SPD and the Greens. The Greens thus clearly missed a goal they had set for themselves: the party wanted to double the number of its regional councilors in the Free State from two to four – instead, it was halved in this category with Wolfgang Rzehak’s defeat in Miesbach.

“I think it is clear that we Greens have not leased the Miesbach district,” explained Green country chief Eva Lettenbauer the dpa. “Miesbach has always been a black district,” said Lettenbauer. That Rzehak did not win this time is due to the fact that the conditions were completely different six years ago and “a major scandal shook the district”. Rzehak’s CSU predecessor Jakob Kreidl was stumbled across the Miesbach Sparkassen affair*.

Runoff elections in Bavaria: Free voters chase CSU from other district office posts

Update 10:03 p.m .: It seems to be spreading to a small trend of the evening: Not only in the districts of Oberallgäu and Freising, but also in Upper Bavaria Pfaffenhofen district have the Free voters of the CSU removed the district office. The FW candidate Albert Gürtner won the run-off vote on Sunday with 51.5 percent. CSU candidate Martin Rohrmann won 48.5 percent of the vote.

In the Oberallgäu with President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, Alfons Hörmann, an extremely prominent CSU student lost the race for the district office against the free voter Indra Baier-Müller (see 8.30 p.m.). Hörmann wanted to exercise both posts side by side.

Update 10 p.m .: Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) is already planning his next term as councilor in town before the official final result of the runoff election Munich a. “I am overwhelmed by the great trust that Munich has placed in me, many thanks. That gives a lot of tailwind for the next term, ”he said on Sunday evening. After counting around two thirds of the votes, Reiter has a comfortable 71.4 percent of the votes.

Mayor runoff elections in Bavaria: CSU candidate distances Greens in Rosenheim

Update 9.47pm: Now it is clear what most observers had expected on site: New Mayor of the city of Rosenheim will the CSU politician Andreas März. The 47-year-old businessman won the runoff election on Sunday with 61.5 percent of the vote against Franz Opperer von der Grünen. According to the preliminary result, Opperer achieved 38.5 percent. The previous OB Gabriele Bauer (CSU) was no longer started.

The Freising district administrator Josef Hauner (CSU) also refrained from running again. It is inherited from a free voter. The lawyer Helmut Petz sat down against the CSU young politician Manuel Mück, how Merkur.de reports.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Historic day in Nuremberg – CSU recaptures town hall after 18 years

Update 9.20pm: The city Nuremberg has now officially announced the result of the OB runoff election. The Middle Franconian metropolis congratulates on Twitter CSU man Marcus König. According to the preliminary end result, he received 52.2 percent of the vote. On May 1, König is to take up the post as Nuremberg OB.

The Bavaria SPD is shown in a first reaction from the defeat. “Nuremberg hurts tremendously,” said Secretary General Uli Grötsch the dpa. “Nuremberg has always been a center of social democracy in Bavaria.”

CSU boss and Prime Minister Markus Söder on the other hand, was pleased with the CSU successes in his hometown of Nuremberg and in Augsburg. “CSU can big city”, he wrote on Twitter.

Update 8:55 p.m .: In Nuremberg nothing will change in the result. With four electoral districts still outstanding and after 200,000 votes counted, CSU candidate Marcus König according to nordbayern.de almost five percentage points ahead of his opponent Thorsten Brehm from the SPD. After 18 years of SPD reign, the Nuremberg city hall will probably go back to the CSU.

Runoff elections in Upper Bavaria: Aigner delighted with election with “signal effect”

Update 8.40 p.m .: The Upper Bavarian CSU is apparently satisfied with the results of the run-off election Sunday – despite the looming defeat of the OB election in Munich. District chief Ilse Aigner says our editorial team: “Markus Söder’s crisis management certainly had a very positive effect in the elections. That helped a lot. ”The district election in Miesbach, where the CSU brought the district office back from the Greens, had a signal effect in Upper Bavaria.

In Miesbach must Greens district administrator Wolfgang Rzehak the office to his CSU challenger Olaf von Löwis submit. Rzehak scored 34.59 percent in the run-off vote after the preliminary result, from Löwis came to 65.41 percent. So far, the Greens in Bavaria have provided two district administrators. Green Marco Scherf defended his post in the Miltenberg district two weeks ago.

Update 8:36 p.m .: A final result is now available Landshut in front. Alexander Putz remains mayor there. 70.4 percent of the votes are a clear victory for him against challenger Sigi Hagl of the Greens.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Painful celebrity defeat for CSU

Update 8.30 p.m .: A painful celebrity defeat is reported from the Allgäu: The President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), Alfons Hörmann, lost the race for the district office in the district of Oberallgäu for the CSU. The new district administrator is Indra Baier-Müller from the Free Voters, who narrowly won the run-off vote with 51.9 percent. The turnout was 60.7 percent, as announced by the district office.

DOSB President Hörmann missed the district administrator’s post in Oberallgäu.

© dpa / Guido Kirchner

Update 8:24 pm: Extensive clarity now prevails in augsburg. Eva Weber (CSU) apparently becomes mayor of the largest city in Bavarian Swabia. The outgoing mayor, Weber’s party friend Kurt Gribl, has just announced this. After counting 90 of the 100 electoral areas, Weber has 62.3 percent of the vote.

Local elections in the Munich district: election workers infected in two municipalities

Update 8:17 p.m .: There is a questionable report on the margins of the run-off elections from the municipalities Pullach and Baierbrunn in the Munich district: There are two involved in the first round of elections on March 15th Election workers infected with the corona virus, as Merkur.de * found out.

Runoff elections in Bavaria: Probably no surprise in Munich

Update 8.10 p.m .: The state capital reports the first figures – in Munich there will be no surprise. Official Dieter Reiter (SPD) after 379 (out of a total of 1,001) counted areas is clearly ahead. It stands at 70.9 percent of the vote. CSU challenger Kristina Frank at 29.1 percent. More on the progress of the runoff election in Munich find out from the colleagues at tz.de.*.

Runoff election in Bavaria: After almost 50 years – Ingolstadt goes to the SPD

Update 19.55 p.m .: Now it’s official: The SPD has conquered the town hall in Ingolstadt again after almost half a century. In the runoff election, the SPD challenger comes Christian Scharpf to 59.3 percent of the vote and thus clearly wins against incumbents Christian Lösel from the CSU. According to the city, the turnout was 57.6 percent.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Fist-thick surprise at Lake Tegernsee – Greens are likely to lose the Miesbach district office

Update 7:50 p.m .: There is a big surprise on Tegernsee. With Robert Kühn is one SPD politician new mayor of Bad Wiessee – 50.35 percent of the votes gave him according to Merkur.de* a close victory against CSU man Florian Sareiter.

The change in the Miesbach district office is meanwhile almost fixed. At 66 percent, Olaf von Löwis (CSU) is practically impossible to catch up with incumbent Wolfgang Rzehak (34 percent, Greens).

Runoff elections in Bavaria: Greens fail in Landshut – change of power in Nuremberg is almost certain

Update 7.42 p.m .: The Greens must also be successful in Landshut dispense. Located in the capital of the Lower Bavarian government district FDP Mayor Alexander Putz currently clearly ahead of the Greens challenger Sigi Hagl. After counting 15 of the 20 districts, he has a good 70 percent of the votes.

Update 7.40 p.m .: There is also a change of mayor in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, as Merkur.de * reports. The incumbent SPD mayor Sigrid Meierhofer was beaten in the run-off election of her CSU opponent Elisabeth Koch. Koch got around 69 percent of the votes on Sunday evening. After counting all areas, Meierhofer achieved around 31 percent and has to vacate the town hall chair.

Update 7:35 p.m .: Nuremberg should return to the CSU after 18 years under SPD-OB Ulrich Maly: SPD candidate Thorsten Brehm has already congratulated him on the election victory, says CSU candidate Marcus König in the Bavarian radio. King emphasized that he himself wanted to wait for the end result. König is currently five percentage points ahead of Brehm.

Runoff elections in Bavaria: Augsburg reports a clear first interim result

Update 19:32: Now there is data out augsburg: Apparently will Eva Weber (CSU) new mayor of the city. Weber sees a first interim result with 62 percent of the votes clearly ahead of the SPD applicant Dirk Wurm (38 percent).

Augsburg: Eva Weber (CSU) and Dirk Wurm (SPD) competed against each other in the runoff election for the post of mayor.

© dpa / Stefan Puchner

In Bamberg have the Greens meanwhile missed their chances of becoming mayor. There incumbent Andreas Starke (SPD) won with 59.7 percent of the votes against challenger Jonas Glüsenkamp.

Update 19:24: The first major cities in northern Bavaria have now announced runoff results: Weiden in the Upper Palatinate continues to be governed by a social democratic mayor. The same applies to Coburg.

In pastures could SPD man Jens Meyer narrowly prevail against CSU candidate Benjamin Zeitler. Meyer won 51.3 percent of the vote, Zeitler 48.7 percent. The 33-year-old sat down in Coburg Dominik sourdough clear with 57 percent of the votes against his CSU competitor Christian Meyer.

Mayor runoff in Bavaria: Change of power in Ingolstadt and Nuremberg is approaching

Update 19:14: In Ingolstadt A change of power is becoming increasingly apparent. The SPD challenger Christian Scharpf was clear of after counting 74 of the 88 constituencies CSU incumbent Christian Lösel (CSU). According to the city, Scharpf got almost 60 percent of the votes after the interim result, Losel about 40 percent.

The CSU could thus receive a receipt for a corruption scandal involving its former mayor Alfred Lehmann. He had been sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence a few months ago. Lehmann had received real estate at preferential prices. Lösel was once a speaker at Lehmann. Six years ago he won directly in the first ballot and took over from Lehmann.

Also in Nuremberg sharpens the picture. Challenger Marcus König is four percentage points ahead of SPD man Thorsten Brehm after counting 318 of the 377 constituencies. Meanwhile, numbers from Munich and Augsburg are still being waited for. Regensburg only counts on Monday.

Runoff election in Nuremberg: head-to-head race takes the next turn – CSU challenger now in front

Update 19:08: Bavaria’s second largest city can look forward to a highly exciting election evening: in Nuremberg, after 148 counted out of 377 voting districts Leadership shot in the mayor runoff. CSU candidate Marcus König is now close to Thorsten Brehm (SPD). It seems conceivable that the SPD is losing the town hall.

Update 7:00 p.m .: In Upper Bavaria Landsberg am Lech could indicate a clear outcome of the runoff election – and a change in the town hall: According to information from Augsburg General lies challenger Doris Baumgartl (Independent citizens for Landsberg) according to two counted constituencies in 67.66 percent of the vote. mayor Mathias Neuner (CSU) would currently be left behind.

Runoff elections in Bavaria: First mayoral elections have been decided

Update 6.50 p.m .: Results are now available from some smaller towns and municipalities. 16 Bavarian municipalities have counted their run-off elections. You can find an overview of the data in an interactive map at Merkur.de *.

Runoff election in Bavaria: surprising green flop in the district of Miesbach is looming

Update 6.47 p.m .: District administrator posts are also selected today. A surprising result can be seen in the Miesbach district to: The well-known Greens district administrator Wolfgang Rzehak could lose office. His challenger is currently Olaf von Löwis (CSU) listed at 67.32 percent, as Merkur.de * reports.

Update 6.41 p.m .: In Nuremberg the count screams quickly. A fifth of the votes are now counted, as the city reports on Twitter – the race remains exciting. SPD candidate Thorsten Brehm currently has 51.25 percent of the vote, CSU man Marcus König 48.75 percent.

Runoff vote for local elections in Bavaria: quick decision possible in Ingolstadt

Update 18.35 p.m .: The first round of the OB election went extremely tight Ingolstadt out. The opponents were separated by only 0.1 percentage points Christian Scharpf (SPD) and Christian Lösel (CSU). After counting the first five circles, however, an outcome could already be seen: Scharpf is currently listed at 61.74 percent, Lösel at 38.26 percent, like that Danube courier reported online.

Runoff election in Bavaria: crazy head-to-head race in Nuremberg?

Update 6.30 p.m .: Out Nuremberg there are first numbers – a more than close head-to-head race could emerge. Loud nordbayern.de there are the two competitors Thorsten Brehm (SPD) and Marcus König (CSU) after counting 4,000 votes almost equal. Brehm is 0.8 percentage points ahead. The two politicians are struggling to succeed the long-time OB Ulrich Maly (SPD).

In the meantime, Erlangen has already reported voter turnout: 59 percent of the voters there took part in the runoff ballot.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Because of Corona – Regensburg, counting starts on Monday

Update 6.20 p.m .: In many places, election workers are already busy counting out the postal ballot papers. It’s different in Bavaria’s fourth largest city: In regensburg the counting starts on Monday. In the capital of the Upper Palatinate, only city employees are used for counting. The background to this is considerations for better protection against the spread of the corona epidemic. According to a report by the BR, results could only be available on Wednesday.

In Regensburg, CSU candidate Astrid Freudenstein and her SPD competitor Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer compete in the runoff. The suspended former mayor Joachim Wolbergs had landed significantly behind the two women in the first round.

Runoff election results in Bavaria: Postal voting deadline expired – debate about turnout

Update 6 p.m .: Because of the Corona crisis, it was only carried out by postal vote Mayor runoff in Bavaria are over – at least as far as the part of the voters is concerned. In some cities, such as Munich, the election letters could be placed in mailboxes until 6 p.m.

At least in the state capital, the election apparently met with comparatively great interest, as reported among others by tz.de *. The voter turnout will be at least as high as two weeks ago, rather higher, said a spokesman for the district administration in Munich in the afternoon. At that time, 49 percent of the voters had taken action. By midday, 600,000 postal ballot papers had been received.

However, social networks doubt that such figures should be considered a success. “If you consider that everyone has automatically received the postal ballot papers home, the turnout is very low,” said a user on Twitter. “It was a choice to fill out the paper or throw it away.” Unfortunately, many did not appreciate democratic participation, he concluded. However: final figures on turnout are not yet available.

Mayor runoff in Bavaria: extremely tight races expected – among others in Ingolstadt

Update 5.50 p.m .: Runoff elections are in the election for Lord Mayor (OB) often – but rarely designed for a short exit like that
current in Ingolstadt*. The two candidates, incumbent Mayor Christian Lösel (CSU) won 33.7 percent of the vote in the March 15 election, and SPD challenger Christian Scharpf 33.6 percent.

With just 0.1 percentage points apart, the two moved into what is probably the most unusual run-off round in the history of the Federal Republic. Because the measures against the Corona crisis not only canceled public election events – but due to the curfew, outdoor advertising in public spaces was more or less obsolete.

Who the runoff around that Lord Mayor’s Office will be able to decide for themselves for a while, because the final results are only expected in the coming days.

In Augsburg meanwhile are apparently some election letters* did not reach the voters. In isolated cases, however, there had been feedback that the election documents had not arrived, the city of Augsburg announced on its Facebook page. At least they could “Returns”that could not be delivered could still be picked up there on election day.

Runoff election in Bavaria: SPD politicians with a revolutionary proposal – decisions are imminent

Update 5.10 p.m .: In Bavaria will take place in 18 constituencies on Sunday, March 29 Runoff. Also in 16 of the urban towns No applicant made it to the top position straight away – including in Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg. There has never been such an election in Germany: In the approximately 750 municipal runoff elections in Bavaria, millions of people should vote on Sunday.

Due to the infection risk With corona there are no polling stations. Instead of ballot boxes, voters can only throw their ballot papers in one of the 19,559 mailboxes across the country – or on special election points on election day. Thanks to post and despite Corona.

In the state of emergency around the corona crisis, the cancellation of the election was definitely an issue. But the government around Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) regards the election of the district councilors, mayors and mayors as systemically important. In a way, it is certainly also a sign that not everything is going to go awry – even if the curfew is imposed in Bavaria and Germany is downright deadlocked. The message behind it is also: Bavaria does not let a virus destroy its democracy.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Permanent elimination of polling stations? SPD politicians with a revolutionary proposal

Update 4:33 p.m .: Due to the implementation of the Runoff elections as Postal vote most of the votes will already have been received by the relevant offices. Nevertheless, voters have to forego a quick result. Because protection against infection with the novel Corona virus is currently more important than counting the votes as quickly as possible. In some places, the results may not even arrive until the beginning of the week, up to and including Wednesday.

Update 1:18 p.m .: Necessity is the mother of invention. In the middle of the Corona crisis Bavaria is almost at a standstill. To ensure political stability, the 2020 local elections performed under special conditions. The runoff vote for the top posts in Bavaria’s municipalities is therefore only carried out by postal vote.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, there are around all of Bavaria 750 run-off elections for the posts of the first mayors, mayors and district administrators – wherever in the first round two weeks ago, none of the candidates won more than half of the votes. After the local elections on March 15, it was not yet clear in 18 counties who would get the top position. Even in 16 of the independent cities, no applicant made it straight away – including in Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg.

Nevertheless, the voice can also be handed in on election day. How and where voters in Munich can insert their election documents until 6 p.m. on Sunday evening*, we have compiled for you.

Local elections in Bavaria: permanent elimination of polling stations? SPD politicians with a revolutionary proposal

9.59 a.m .: The Run-off elections for local elections find this weekend because of the Corona crisis only as Postal vote instead of. Markus Rinderspacher (SPD), Vice President of the State Parliament, would like to make it a permanent facility, also in the federal and state elections.

Against the background of growing mobility, this is a contemporary, citizen-friendly and sensible option. “The trend of recent years shows: The Postal vote is becoming more and more the norm, ”says Rinderspacher.

Update from March 29, 2020, 8.15 a.m .: In Bavaria take place on Sunday two weeks after the actual Local elections the Runoff elections instead of. Because of the Corona crisis For the first time, the eligible municipalities can only vote byPostal vote vote. There are run-off elections in the five largest Bavarian cities Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg and Ingolstadt.

Since the Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) was clearly in the lead in the first round with around 48 percent, in round two he can count on a success in the Bavarian capital against the CSU candidate Kristina Frank to hope. There are run-off elections for 16 mayor and 18 district council posts, and there is also a large number of mayoral elections.

Runoff election in Bavaria: Authority falls short of postal vote – don’t believe the information sheet

First report from March 28, 2020:

Munich – Am March, 15 found the across Bavaria Local elections instead of. State, city and municipal councils and mayors stood for election. Now it goes into the second round: The Runoff is coming. But it won’t be an ordinary choice. It is one Election in a state of emergency.

Bavaria-wide there is only that Postal voting option. The personal walk to the urn was canceled. In spite of Exit restriction and ban on contact there is ultimately the green light for the choice.

However, the electoral authority broke down. The fact sheet on the postal vote states that you can vote with your ballot either via postal vote or in a polling station. The instructions that you have to consider when going to the polling station are also still in the letter. It is unclear whether it is actually a mistake or whether the notices were printed before the decision was made to choose a holistic postal vote and the costs for new notices would be too high. Or whether no new notes were printed for environmental reasons.

There is also criticism of the conduct of the election in these circumstances.

Run-off elections in the local elections in Bavaria 2020 will take place despite the corona virus

It will of course be particularly interesting again in the elections for the coveted office of Mayor and Lord Mayor. In Bavaria’s largest cities Munich*, Nuremberg*, augsburg*, regensburg* and Ingolstadt* It will be exciting, but it will remain traditional – the runoff elections are consistently of a fight between the two largest Popular parties embossed.

Also Munich offers a duel between the two parties CSU and SPD. Official Dieter Reiter (SPD) opposes Kristina Frank (CSU). The first round went to the SPD man. For one however, an absolute majority was not enough. 47.9 percent of the votes went to riders. His competitor Kristina Frank received 21.3 percent. It will be exciting to see whether the challenger can catch up. The Survey* however clearly point in one direction.

The still incumbent Mayor von München Dieter Reiter was mainly concerned with the containment of the corona virus in the State capital employed. There was not much time left for the election campaign. He spoke up on Instagram.

In augsburg there is a clear favorite: Eva Weber (CSU) was 43.1 percent ahead of its pursuer by the SPD. Dirk worm achieved 18.8 percent of the vote and was only 0.3 percent ahead of the Greens politician Martina Wild.

Local elections in Bavaria 2020: runoff duels of the popular parties in the cities

In Nuremberg is also one CSU-SPD runoff election to succeed Ulrich Maly. Marcus King (CSU) and Thorsten Brehm (SPD) have a head-to-head race. The gap between the two was not even 1.5 percent on March 15.

regensburg and Ingolstadt With their runoff elections, they are at least not entirely in line with the pattern of the other Bavarian cities. In Regensburg there is one female duel: Astrid Freudenstein (CSU) opposes Gertrud Maltz black fisherman (SPD). Contrary to the polls, Joachim Wolbergs, who is charged with the trial, will not be among the top players.

Ingolstadt offers its voters a crime thriller: the candidates for mayor were almost level with the first ballot. Only 0.1 percent separated Christian Lösl (CSU) and Christian Scharpf (SPD).

However, due to the Corona crisis, it remains to be seen how overall turnout will turn out. Actually, voters would have plenty of time to think about their choice at home.

As part of the 2020 local elections, runoff elections will also take place on Sunday Wurm Valley*, in Wolfratshausen and Icking* and in the CountiesMunich*, Freising*, Bad Tölz*, Weilheim-Schongau*, Garmisch*, Miesbach*, Starnberg*, Fürstenfeldbruck*, Dachau*, Ebersberg* and Erding*.

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*merkur.de and tz.de * are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

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