Dillingen an der Donau (dpa/lby) - The free voter politician Markus Müller will become the new district administrator in Swabian Dillingen. The 43-year-old received 55.9 percent of the votes in the election on Sunday, according to the district office. His opponent Christoph Mettel (CSU) came to 44.1 percent, the turnout was 42.4 percent.
The second ballot was necessary because both candidates had just missed an absolute majority two weeks ago. Müller was already in the lead in the first ballot with 48.2 percent, Mettel was just behind with 45.4 percent.
The previous district administrator, the free voter Leo Schrell, had not run again after three terms in office. After 38 years in local politics, it should be enough, the 64-year-old justified his resignation. His successor Müller has so far headed the district association of the Bavarian Farmers' Association in Swabia.