Incumbent failed: Enrico Schleiff the new President of the Goethe-University

The Frankfurt Goethe-University gets a new President. After three exciting rounds of voting, the biology Professor Enrico Schleiff received information from the

Incumbent failed: Enrico Schleiff the new President of the Goethe-University

The Frankfurt Goethe-University gets a new President. After three exciting rounds of voting, the biology Professor Enrico Schleiff received information from the F. A. Z. at the end of 18 of the 34 votes and, thus, the shortest majority. Previously, up to 31 had. December, current President, Birgitta Wolff withdrawn her candidacy after the second ballot, in which you had received only six votes, back.

by Daniel Schleidt

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z. Twitter

The choice to stand under no good star, had given it but in the past few weeks, been disputes between the two Uni-bodies. Because the members of the Senate and the University Council, existing determination, the Commission had proposed, except Wolff, and Schleiff still Holger Horz and Jan Palmowski as a possible candidate. The University Council, however, allowed only Wolff and Schleiff, which met in the Senate with a lot of criticism. As a result, some members of the Senate had decided, in accordance with information of the F. A. Z., invalid votes, in order to bring the election to Fail.

First, it looked as if this would succeed. In the first ballot eight votes to Wolff, twelve accounted for Schleiff, 14 ballots were invalid. In the second passage Schleiff came to 15, Wolff only six at 13 invalid votes. There was, in both cases, there is no majority for a candidate, was Chairman Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, a third ballot. Previously, there had been, however, at the request of a Senator, a one-hour debate.

"The Best for the University"

At the end of Birgitta Wolff explained their withdrawal. She had come to believe that this was the Best for the University, said participants in the election, according to. She wanted to not stick to your office and have the impression to have a good seed placed, so that the University could develop on this Basis, good.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 12:19

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