Frank Nopper wins an election for the fourth time – the most important of his career. After all, he has been Lord Mayor for 18 years. With this pound he grew.
Stuttgart – At 7:12 p.m., the first well-wisher answered the phone: Interior Minister Thomas Strobl. Frank Nopper is a little hesitant about cheering, because the numbers that indicate his triumph are still provisional until then. He’s really conservative there, old school. “You shouldn’t praise the day before evening,” says Nopper with a touch of self-irony. The laughter that shines from his face as if from the screen of a cinema can no longer be controlled.