Plauen (dpa/sn) - The mayor of Klingenthal, Thomas Hennig (CDU), clearly won the district election in Vogtland. In the second ballot on Sunday, 63.4 percent of voters voted for the 44-year-old, as the State Office for Statistics informed about the preliminary result of the local elections. In the first ballot three weeks ago, his entry into the district office failed because of the absolute majority. His competitors from the AfD and Die Linke scored 26.4 and 10.2 percent, respectively.
In the Vogtland district, more than 185,000 people were called upon to elect a new district administrator. But only almost every third person eligible to vote went to the polling station (32.5 percent).
Hennig, who follows CDU man Rolf Keil in the Plauen district office, has been head of the Klingenthal town hall since 2012. The trained tax clerk lists table tennis, football and cycling as his hobbies.