Laupheim (dpa / lsw) - The challenge to the mayoral election in Laupheim (Biberach district) by the defeated CDU candidate Kevin Wiest was unsuccessful. The regional council in Tübingen rejected the objection, a spokesman for the authority said on Tuesday. In the opinion of the regional council, it is not objectionable that the municipal election committee decided against a new count. There is also no legal reason for ordering a recount. In addition, from the point of view of the authority, the result was not determined incorrectly, nor were essential regulations violated in the election.
SPD politician Ingo Bergmann won the mayoral election on April 24 with a lead of just seven votes. The second-placed applicant, Wiest, then complained that, among other things, valid votes were counted as invalid and invalid votes as valid. He had therefore applied to the Tübingen regional council for a new count or, alternatively, for the election to be declared invalid, including a new election. According to the information, the CDU politician now has one month to file a lawsuit against the decision.