Mayor candidate Rottmann resigns as State Secretary


“I’m about to find an apartment”: Manuela Rottmann moves to Frankfurt.
Image: Bernd Kammerer

Manuela Rottmann wants to focus on the election campaign for the office of mayor of Frankfurt. That is why she is retiring as State Secretary in Berlin.

DThe mayoral candidate of the Frankfurt Greens, Manuela Rottmann, wants to give up her position as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture at the end of the year. According to a press release, she wants to concentrate entirely on the election campaign. “I came to an agreement on this with the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Cem Özdemir,” said the former Frankfurt Environment Department head.

She thanks Özdemir “for his trust, the wonderful cooperation and his support of my application for this important office”. And: “I’m looking forward to Frankfurt,” emphasizes the lawyer.

Elected with 95 percent of the votes

At the weekend, the Greens chose Rottmann as a candidate for the mayoral election in Frankfurt. She received 95 percent of the votes. Only ten of the 220 party members present voted against them. She was the only applicant. In the days before, there was some criticism of the procedure – and also of the person. The Greens Federal Chairman Omid Nouripour, who comes from Frankfurt and acted as a candidate, had previously canceled.

The new mayor is to be elected on March 5th. In addition to the Greens, the CDU, the SPD and the Left Party, among others, have named their own candidates. There are independent applicants for this. City councilor Mike Josef is standing for the SPD, and former mayor Uwe Becker for the CDU.

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