The new Stuttgart Mayor Frank Nopper (CDU) will face tough negotiations in the local council. “It will not be easy for him,” said communication scientist Frank Brettschneider from the University of Hohenheim on Sunday evening to the German press agency. In the second ballot, Nopper only received just over 40 percent of the vote and thus not an absolute majority. “That is not a brilliant election result.”
It is also unclear whether the eco-social camp will stick together again or whether the rift from the election campaign will continue, said Brettschneider. Three candidates from this political spectrum, who were fairly even in the first election campaign – but clearly behind Nopper – had not been able to agree on a common opponent.