Former mayor: Hardly any traces left

In the gallery of ancestors of the Lord mayor in the Romans found so far, a portrait of Volker Hauff. The former SPD-politician who was between 1989 and 1991, t

Former mayor: Hardly any traces left

In the gallery of ancestors of the Lord mayor in the Romans found so far, a portrait of Volker Hauff. The former SPD-politician who was between 1989 and 1991, the head of the city, lays at all worth it to hang there once in painted Form between the images of his predecessor, Wolfram Brück (CDU) and Andreas von Schoeler (SPD), one must doubt. Because, according to his resignation on 11. In March 1991, the delay is quite a hasty escape from the office, wanted to forget Hauff the whole matter as possible, and has lost his Frankfurter Episode is hardly a word more.

It had begun with the election victory of the SPD under Hauff's leadership at the time, a local political Experiment, about which much was spoken in the Republic, namely, a coalition between the social Democrats and the Greens. Red-Green wanted to move on to new Shores and the city of reform. The SPD can win four years earlier during the municipal election in 1985 Hauff as a candidate for the office of the mayor had – at that time, the city leaders were elected not directly, but by the city Council –, was regarded as a Coup, which eventually led in 1989 to the success.

A gifted high Flyer

Since Hauff is on Sunday, 80 years old, was a top politician who was Federal Minister for research and technology and later for transport. He was considered a gifted high-Flyer, who joined as one of the first for a combination of modern technology with environmental protection. The first municipal elections were lost by the SPD and Hauff as the top candidate, but in 1989, it achieved a 40.1 percent a fabulous result and took place in the Green, which had gained 10.2 percent, a burning for action Partner.

But the beautiful spirit Hauff, who was distanced in Frankfurt and in close contact with the citizens rather avoided, never arrived right in the city – let alone warm his SPD Comrades, mangled, barely in Power, in the internal Fight. Actually, Hauff wanted to renew the party, and with a policy of the "new center" employees, and the technical intelligence as voters. He came in conflict with the left wing that dominated the party in Frankfurt. For such a tomb, the new mayor was not fighting the right man, he was crushed in the Battle, downright.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 16:19

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