In Frankfurt, Germany, 64-year-old Mayor Peter Feldmann, who was accused of placing his wife Zübeyde Temizel-Feldmann in a high-paying job, was dismissed. Feldmann’s term was to expire in 2024.
In Frankfurt, Germany, 64-year-old Mayor Peter Feldmann, who was prosecuted for placing his Turkish-origin wife, Zübeyde Temizel-Feldmann, in a high-paying job, was dismissed with a referendum. While 95.1 percent of the approximately 200 thousand people who participated in the voting voted for Feldmann’s resignation, Feldmann decided to leave his post on 11 November, after the result. The required vote rate for Feldmann to be removed from office was 30 percent.
ALLEGED THAT INTER-PARTY CONFLICT WAS EFFECTIVE IN THE REFERENDUM DECISION
While it was claimed that there was a conflict of interest within the party behind the referendum decision, which was taken before the court was concluded, some sources claimed that Feldmann was exposed to pressure because it contradicted the interests of the real estate monopolies in Frankfurt and did not provide convenience.
FELDMANN’S ASSISTANT WILL BE REPLACED
The term of office of Feldmann from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), who was tried by the court for “granting unfair advantage and abuse of power”, was due to expire in 2024, on the grounds that he paid his wife, who is the director of the German-Turkish nursery affiliated with AWO, a salary that is way above the collective agreement. Deputy Mayor Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg will take the seat vacant from Feldmann until the new election to be held on March 12, 2023.