Berlin’s new major elected: Michael Müller

Last weekend the members of Berlin’s co-ruling party SPD (social democrats) elected Michael Müller as follower of Klaus Wowereit.

Wowereit had announced his resignation already in august 2014, leaving the question of who might follow completely unanswered. Three candidated were in the race, Michael Müller won with a majority of almost 60%.

Müller is well known in the political ‘szene’ of Berlin: beeing Berlin’s developement senator (beeing responsible for the city’s urban development and environment) he led the controversial project /debate around the future of the ‘great plain’ belonging to Berlin’s now closed airport Tempelhof.

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