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Tags: EU | Germany | Foreign Mayor

Dane in Lead to Become Mayor of German Port City of Rostock

Monday, 27 May 2019 04:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Danish businessman is in the lead to become mayor of Rostock and become the first non-German citizen to head a large city in Germany.

The German news agency dpa reported Monday that 46-year-old Claus Ruhe Madsen received 34.6% in the first round of voting for the mayor's post in the northeastern Baltic coast city on Sunday.

His closest challenger, Left party candidate Steffen Bockhahn, received 18.9%.

Ruhe Madsen isn't affiliated with a political party but had the support of the center-right Christian Democrats and pro-business Free Democrats.

The two leading candidates will face a runoff vote on June 16.

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A Danish businessman is in the lead to become mayor of Rostock and become the first non-German citizen to head a large city in Germany.The German news agency dpa reported Monday that 46-year-old Claus Ruhe Madsen received 34.6% in the first round of voting for the mayor's...
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