Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) - The controversial Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) wants to face a voting procedure. He rejected renewed demands for his resignation on Wednesday. "I love my job, but I'm not glued to my chair. I'm not worried about facing the direct vote of the people of Frankfurt for the third time," says a statement.
In a motion to the city council this Thursday, the governing coalition of the Greens, Volt, FDP and SPD in Frankfurt called on Feldmann to resign immediately and otherwise threatened to initiate a vote-out procedure in the following plenary session on July 14.
Feldmann referred to his re-election in 2018, in which he received more than 70 percent of the votes, and added that there was still a lot to do on the way to a more social Frankfurt. "My door is always open. I would be happy to continue talking to the parliamentary groups - also to talk openly about alternatives," the statement said.
Feldmann is facing a court case on suspicion of corruption. In the 2018 election campaign, the Arbeiterwohlfahrt is said to have supported Feldmann by raising donations. In return, the public prosecutor's office accuses him of wanting to "benevolently consider" the interests of the social association. In addition, there was recent criticism, among other things, because of a sexist saying about flight attendants.