News Bilder des Tages Statement Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann 25.05.2022 Frankfurt am Main Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann entschuldigt sich im Rathaus Römer für die Vorfälle um den Uefa Euroleague Pokal im Rathaus und seine sexistische Aussagen auf einem Linenflug. Im Bild: Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann. Frankfurt Frankfurt Hessen Germany *** Statement Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann 25 05 2022 Frankfurt am Main Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann apologizes in the town hall Römer for the incidents around the Uefa Euroleague Cup in the town hall and his sexist statements on a linen flight In the picture Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann Frankfurt Frankfurt Hesse Germany

The controversial mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Peter Feldmann (SPD), has announced his resignation. He will apply in January to end his term of office at the end of the month, Feldmann wrote in a statement distributed on Tuesday.

“I would like to save the city of Frankfurt an agonizing and expensive voting procedure – and take the opportunity to bring my official business to a proper conclusion after more than ten years,” wrote the 63-year-old.

At the beginning of June, the Frankfurt city parliament voted no confidence in Feldmann, who was suspected of corruption. A large majority of city councilors voted to begin a vote-out process in mid-July. The coalition of the Greens, Volt, FDP and SPD had previously asked the mayor to resign immediately. The CDU and AfD, among others, joined the coalition’s application.

City councilors plan to initiate the process at their next meeting on July 14. The citizens would then be questioned. 30 percent of those entitled to vote would have to agree. Feldmann had previously stated that he would face it.