Saxony: AfD politician wins mayoral election within the first spherical | EUROtoday

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DHe AfD politician Rolf Weigand has gained the mayoral election in Großschirma, Saxony, within the Central Saxony district. According to preliminary election outcomes, he obtained 59.4 p.c of the vote within the first spherical on Sunday.

Weigand, a member of the state parliament, ran as a person candidate in opposition to two different candidates. André Erler received 22.3 p.c for the Independent Citizens' Association. Gunther Zschommler achieved 18.2 p.c for the CDU.

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The election within the small city of 5,500 residents turned needed after the sudden loss of life of the long-time incumbent Volkmar Schreiter final fall. Weigand additionally ran within the earlier mayoral election, however was defeated by Schreiter.

Weigand is the second man to fill a mayoral place for the AfD in Saxony. Tim Lochner solely took workplace as mayor of Pirna originally of the week. Lochner isn’t an AfD member, however was nominated for election by the celebration.