Zwickau (dpa/sn) - After the election thriller about the new district administrator in the Zwickau district, it remains a nail-biter for the time being. The result is preliminary, emphasized a spokeswoman for the district office on Monday. First of all, the election records would now be checked by the municipal supervisory authority before the district election committee met in the course of the week to determine the final result. It is not uncommon for votes to change during the election test - for example, invalid votes are counted, it said.
On Sunday, the CDU politician Carsten Michaelis won the election by only ten votes ahead of Dorothee Obst from the Free Voters. Both came to 35.9 percent. "The result makes me proud," said the mayor of Kirchberg on Monday to the German Press Agency. She now wants to wait for the result of the municipal supervision and the district election committee. She does not see any irregularities in the election.
Obst ruled out a move to the district office, for example as a deputy. "I'll stay mayor, that's me body and soul." From their point of view, the low turnout was the tip of the scales. In the district of Zwickau, it was only 28.9 percent. After the tight race, the free voters are strengthened for the coming local elections, emphasized Obst.
He looks at the result with "great gratitude and great humility," Michaelis wrote on Facebook that night. "The tasks that lie ahead of us are enormous. I will work together with all the players for a modern district and always have an ear close to the people on site."
The previous district administrator Christoph Scheurer (CDU) did not start again for reasons of age. With 31 years in office, he is the longest-serving district administrator in Saxony.