Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Germany: Duisburg mayor ousted in recall

Adolf Sauerland, the mayor of Duisburg, Germany who presided over a catastrophic 21-dead mass panic at the Love Parade music festival in 2010, was ousted in a recall vote on Sunday
The vote was 129,833 to 21,557. His term was due to end in 2015.

The city will have to hold elections for a new mayor within six months. In the meantime, senior city officials will carry out his duties.

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