Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - In the Frankfurt mayoral election, the CDU candidate Uwe Becker, who was ahead after the first round of voting, benefited greatly from the influx of former non-voters. He also received significantly more votes from older voters aged 70 and over, who accounted for almost 40 percent of his votes, said digitization department head Eileen O'Sullivan (Volt) on Monday when presenting the election analysis. In the election on Sunday, Becker received 34.5 percent of the votes cast. On March 26, he will compete in a runoff against Mike Josef (SPD), who received 24 percent of the vote.
According to the result of the election analysis, the Frankfurt SPD leader Josef was only able to rely to a small extent on the regular voters of his own party for his election result: their share of the vote was only 30.5 percent. On the other hand, the votes cast for Josef consisted of former voters from other parties to a greater extent than for all other candidates. He received almost a quarter of the votes from former Green Party voters, 16.3 percent of his voters had previously voted for the left.
The third-placed Greens candidate Manuela Rottmann, on the other hand, was mostly elected by people who had voted for the Greens in the 2021 city council elections: Their share accounted for 82.6 percent, it said. It achieved above-average results, especially among younger voters.