CDU loses Central Saxony: Neubauer new district administrator
Created: 07/03/2022 21:21
Dirk Neubauer is standing in front of the entrance to Augustusburg Castle.
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The non-party Dirk Neubauer wrested the district of Mittelsachsen from the CDU.
On Sunday, 55.6 percent of voters voted for the previous mayor of Augustusburg.
AfD man Rolf Weigand came in second (24.1 percent) and CDU candidate Sven Liebhauser in third place (20.4), as the State Office for Statistics informed about the preliminary result.
Freiberg - Neubauer's candidacy had been supported by the SPD, Left and Greens.
A total of more than 247,000 people in the district of Mittelsachsen were called upon to elect a new district administrator.
The turnout on Sunday was 36.6 percent.
Because no candidate had achieved more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round in mid-June, a second ballot was necessary.
A simple majority would have sufficed.