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Görlitz / Saxony: Mayor's election goes to great waves – AKK admits mistakes

In Görlitz, AfD has used Lord Mayor's first post. AKK assesses the victory of the CDU candidate with a controversial statement.

  • Görlitz in Saxony: On Sunday, the first city in Germany and thus the first mayor's office could have fallen to AfD.
  • Octavian Ursu (CDU) won Sebastian Wippel (AfD) with a very narrow margin (55.2 percent / 44.8 percent) – also thanks to an inter-party alliance.
  • Since the CDU boss AKK wanted to win the victory alone on election day, there are problems now.

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Refresh June 18 at 12.48: The elections in Görlitz have not only produced waves in Germany, but even abroad. How does the press react?

Zurich's "Tages-Anzeiger" commented: "The narrow victory could be bitter for the German Christian Democrats. AfD is already disappointed with the" leftist "of the mayor. Since the 1980s, the Left and Conservatives have been holding the power of Front National (FN) politicians.

The fact that left and right was to flee behind Emmanuel Macron in 2017 to prevent Le Pen only confirmed their story: "The old parties are all the same – we are the only option!" In the long term, the populist will strengthen, not weaken. "

"Allgemeine Zeitung" (Mainz) finds: "Saxon in Görlitz 2008 featured recordings of Hollywood" Inglourious Basterds. "Theme:" The Third Kingdom. " possibly after the election with the idea of ​​co-ordinating with afD. It may be that some people in the Union support such a covenant – secretly or even openly. "

News 17.6: Expert has forecast for CDU after choosing Mayor of Görlitz

17:09: Hans Vorländer, a political researcher at Dresden, sees a clear sign of the elections to be held on September 1 as a result of the election of Lord Mayor of Görlitzer. In Görlitz, a "preventive majority" has been formed against the AfD candidate, he said on Monday in the German press office in Dresden.

However, state parliamentary elections are about "majority planning": "In the state elections, everyone is fighting for themselves first, and then the question is how to turn the result into a shaping majority that will control the country for the next five years and bring it forward."

15:09: CDU politician Octavian Ursu has called for his election victory in the election of the mayors of Görlitz "on a clear edge against AfD". "This must be the CDU slogan in the upcoming Saxon election campaign," said Ursu on Monday at Bayerischer Rundfunk. His victory over the AfD candidate shows that "AfD cannot get the majority – and that the CDU can certainly bring about different coalitions".

"We have been campaigning for election campaign topics, AfD must not offer: openness, open society, a European city – it was the right strategy," Ursu said at BR. After the election, the 51-year-old from Romania wants to return to "normal" now.

AKK tells about mistakes in Görlitz

1:50 pm: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has issued uncertainties in media handling. He had misjudged the impression of some of his words, he said in an NDR interview.

Many people have a strong desire for authenticity. "However, the desire, if someone is authentic on the move, pushes him to the ground, is also pronounced," complained the CDU boss. Particularly, the Party leader, with his underestimation, gave you a CDU critical video from YouTubers Rezon. Recently, Kramp-Karrenbauer has been strongly bombarded with comments on the elections in Görlitz.

12:35: The filmmakers' electorate's initiator to the inhabitants of Görlitz has been released after the election of the mayor of the Lord. "I followed the election with great excitement and excitement," said Michael Simon de Normier, co-producer of the Hollywood movie "The Reader", Monday at the German press office. It wouldn't be good if the winners cheer too hard. "Now we have to work hard to get people together in Görlitz". Octavian Ursu, a "good listener", could do this.

Video: Elections in Görlitz – Tip for State Elections?

Görlitz: No afD mayor – but AKK tweet irritated

11:51: The Union celebrates Görlitz's election victory: Hessian Prime Minister and CDU Federal Vice-President Volker Bouffier stressed on Monday before the meeting of their presidency of the Berlin party: "This was an important signal to Görlitz, but also to Görlitz." Everything else is now hanging in each case to local conditions in countries with parliamentary elections. "Our goal must be that the CDU is so strong that without them it cannot be controlled."

In the light of the Eastern elections, Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU), leader of the Union party group, stressed that "he did not work for anyone but to do his own thing". You must promote the things you would like to communicate with yourself. This must be a prerequisite for all election campaigns in the East and West. Mike Mohring, head of the Thuringian CDU, said it was a good thing that he had come to Görlitz through a broad alliance for the election of the CDU chief. This is an important sign. But it also shows that Saxony has a lot to do with state elections.

Octavian Ursu: He is the new mayor of Görlitz. He won against AfD – but now he has new hassles.

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Update June 17 at 9:30 am Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer still has a lot of criticism. After a beep on Sunday evening, the CDU party president turned under power after they had come to Görlitz.

Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote about the victory of his CDU partner Octavian Ursu: "@cdu is a bourgeois force against AfD. Congratulations to #gerlitz's new mayor. It fell under AKK, but under the table.

As a result, Vice-President Saxon Prime Minister Martin Dulig (SPD) wrote to Kramp-Karrenbauer: "Its success as a CDU shows that you did not understand what is happening here in Germany. And ARD editor Arnd Henze described the beep as "bad". And: "I'm afraid he can't do it better."

After all, Kramp-Karrenbauer congratulated the other parties after the elections in Görlitz – but most of the Twitter users considered it an obligation. "Of course, the victory (…) is a great victory for the alliance," he wrote.

In the "morning newspaper", ZDF re-expressed Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday. "I am grateful for this alliance because we are all agreed that the AfD is not responsible," he said. The elections in Görlitz have shown that the "alternative to AfD" – or "good policy led to a democratic center". In addition, you probably flew neatly at the CDU Präsidiumsitzun.

Görlitz: AfD hardly miss the first OB message

Update June 17, 2019, 7.25: In the first round, even worse, the Christian Democrat Octavian Ursu decided on Sunday with a 55.2 percent runoff in the Saxon city. AFD candidate Sebastian Wippel only reached 44.8 percent. In the end, they divorced a good 2600 sound.

Görlitz Preliminary Result: First AfD Mayor in Germany?

19:25: Now there is a preliminary result from Görlitz. He won Octavian Ursu, the candidate for the OBU CDU. He received 55.1 percent of the vote, his rival AFD ranks, Sebastian Wippel, 44.9 percent. Participation was 56 percent, like Saxon newspaper reported online.

Video: But AfD mayor in Görlitz

An interesting side event that took place on Sunday in the eastern part of Germany with the amount of OB casting: Rostock is probably the first time a politician, without a German passport, takes over the Lord's mayor's office. In the coastal town of Dane Claus, Ruhe Madsen, which already had 56% of the vote, had 90% of the vote. His challenger was leftist politician Steffen Bockhahn.

7 PM: Crashed slowly out of the fall to the mayor's office in Görlitz: If you believe the current average, the CDU candidate Octavian Ursu will compete – and AfD must continue to wait for the first OB. Saxon newspaper According to the total of 67 constituencies, Ursu was 54 percent. The AfD Challenger Wippel is 46 percent. Half of the polls for mail are also included in this interim result.

The First AfD Mayor in Germany? Short intermediate results from Görlitz

18:43: First intermediate results from Görlitz: Sä Currently, 41 out of 75 constituencies are counted. Currently, the CDU candidate Octavian Ursu is ahead – but only thin, 51.1-48.9 percent. Shortly before the AFD politician Sebastian Wippel was announced as a leader. The decisive factor could ultimately be the number of postal voters by portal.

Mayorial elections in Görlitz: significantly more mail voters

18:16: The results of the election of the mayor of Görlitz are not available soon after closing the polling stations, but the elections seem to attract a lot of interest. Like the portal According to the Electoral Director, 1 100 eligible voters voted in advance by post vote in the first vote three weeks ago. All in all, the number is now 8,600 letter voters. Görlitz has a good 55,000 inhabitants.

An indication that voters are not primarily interested in much-discussed party membership in polls is indifferent – online survey Görlitzer Anzeiger, 21.3 percent of the participants reported that the applicant grew up as the most important election criterion in Görlitz. 21.2% considered bilateral support to be the most important factor. The Party of Parties called only four per cent a decisive factor.

12.08 clock: Although Görlitz's AfD is in front of the first mayor, discussions on CDU handling with AfD continue. Although he has criticized his party, the AfD parliamentary director Alice Weidel discovers the recent tolerance of former President Joachim Gauck. "The contribution of Joachim Gauck and Hans-Georg Maaßen would have deserved a broader debate," said Weidel, the German press agency on Sunday. However, the distances of the CDU showed that it was not possible to discuss a more conservative policy in this party.

Gauck had advertised in an "mirror" with "extended tolerance to the right". He urged the Union to treat politically homeless conservatives. When he asked if he was planted with the podium of AfD's chief Alexander Gauland, he replied, "Not really. I don't have enough respect for Mr Gauland. I can't stand to support it on the right."

Update June 16, 2019, at 9.22 am Approximately 46,000 eligible voters in Görlitz in East Saxony have been invited to vote for a new mayor from 8.00. In the decision, Sebastian Wippel (AfD) or Octavian Ursu (CDU) is not just for the City of Chisinau. The second round of the elections will also be considered an ambience test for Sachsen's election on 1 September. We will report to you in the ticker.

All Germany looks at Görlitz: Is AfD Mayor the first German city?

Görlitz – this Sunday (June 16), there will be a second mayoral tour in Görlitz, Saxony. Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has urgently warned AfD of victory and calls "Thuringian audience": "Many people underestimate the radical character of AfD." In addition, a city that currently has 56,000 inhabitants "offers great opportunities that AfD will never use", a 44-year-old suspect continues in Goerlitz, AfD candidate Sebastian Wippel In the second round of the CDU candidate Octavian Ursu Wippel got three weeks ago 36.4 per cent of the first vote, while Ursu assured 30.3 per cent of the voters because the absolute majority did not come to a vote now, for which this time a simple majority will win.

Saxony: Mayor's election in Görlitz: Working with AfD? This is what Prime Minister Kretschmer says

Can CDU imagine cooperation with AfD? Kretschmer refuses to give up these spiritual games in advance: "How should he work with a party whose positions are completely contrary to their own?" Asked the Prime Minister. At the City Council, AfD is currently the numerically strongest fraction, and at state level, Michael Kretschmer also closes a coalition with AfD before the bar. The OB elections in the East German city had recently invited Hollywood to take place: Oscar winners, Actors and Producers translated an open letter to voters in the city of Saxon.

Michael Kretschmer appeals to the citizens of the town of Görlitz with 56,000 inhabitants.

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AfD's upward trend in the eastern part of the Republic is now more: According to a recent study, the chances are that you are the strongest power in state elections (1 September 2019) in Saxony. This development is by no means surprising: AfD was already a leader in the federal elections in the 2017 general elections and also in the 2019 European elections. Michael Kretschmer was forced to surrender his hometown 2017, a direct mandate to an afD politician.

Kretschmer complained that "negative conversations" contributed to AfD's success in the East. "This happens when you stop talking about what you have achieved since 1990, the success of German unity, the returning people and the reduction in unemployment – just the fears and what you may not have done in this way." In return, the only 36-year-old Sebastian Wippel recently pointed out that CDU errors had made AfD really strong.

Here you will find an up-to-date overview of what the forecasts for the state elections in Saxony 2019 look like.

Selection of the mayor of Görlitz / Sachsen: Different backgrounds as the key to success?

His appeal to the citizens of the Görlitz CDU Kretschmer calls the "black-red" federal government to do more in the East German region and this represents an economic advantage for the Republic's crisis area. The stronger economic promotion of the future of structurally weak regions in the western countries should not be at the expense of East Germany. There is also a need for a "strong signal for rural areas".

If it is after the first round of voting, Wippel's election victory is probably the most likely variant of Sunday's result. A significant contribution to this could be the AFD man's electoral weights, including: Daily level reported. "Sebastian Wippel – Görlitzer" can be read there. Wippel was born in Görlitzer, while the Christian Democrat Octavian Ursu has lived in the city for 30 years but is a native Romanian.

PF and AFP

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