Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Frankfurt. Elezioni comunali con la nuova legge europea.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-02-27.

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Ieri, 26 febbraio, si sono tenute le elezioni a sindaco nella città di Frankfurt.

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«Francoforte sul Meno (in tedesco Frankfurt am Main) è una città extracircondariale della Germania sud-occidentale, la quinta tedesca per numero di abitanti dopo Berlino, Amburgo, Monaco e Colonia. La città di 732 688 abitanti (2,2 milioni nell’area urbana) è al centro di una vasta area metropolitana di 14 800 km² denominata Rhein-Main, con una popolazione che supera i 5,5 milioni di abitanti.

Situata sul fiume Meno, Francoforte è il centro finanziario della Germania e uno dei principali in Europa. Qui hanno sede la Banca centrale europea, la Banca Federale Tedesca e la Borsa di Francoforte (terza al mondo per volume di scambi azionari).» [Fonte]

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L’Unione Europea ha legiferato che i cittadini di stati membri dell’Unione possano votare nelle elezioni amministrative ed europee dello stato in cui risiedono.

Questo il testo che appare sul sito dell’Europarlamento.

«EU Citizenship Rights

If you hold the nationality of an EU Member State, you are also an EU citizen. EU citizenship does not replace your national citizenship, it adds to it.

EU citizenship gives you many freedoms and opportunities, such as the right to travel, live and work throughout the EU, and the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections wherever you live in the EU.

Topic in focus: Electoral Rights

The electoral rights of EU citizens are set out in Article 22 TFEU.

“1. Every citizen of the Union residing in a Member State of which he is not a national shall have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate at municipal elections in the Member State in which he resides, under the same conditions as nationals of that State. This right shall be exercised subject to detailed arrangements adopted by the Council, acting unanimously in accordance with a special legislative procedure and after consulting the European Parliament; these arrangements may provide for derogations where warranted by problems specific to a Member State.
2. Without prejudice to Article 223(1) and to the provisions adopted for its implementation, every citizen of the Union residing in a Member State of which he is not a national shall have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament in the Member State in which he resides, under the same conditions as nationals of that State. This right shall be exercised subject to detailed arrangements adopted by the Council, acting unanimously in accordance with a special legislative procedure and after consulting the European Parliament; these arrangements may provide for derogations where warranted by problems specific to a Member State.”»

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Ieri si sono svolte le elezioni per il Sindaco di Frankurt. Il sito del Comune riporta in extenso i risultati elettorali.

Su 505,275 Elettori hanno esercitato il diritto di voto 189,916 Elettori, 86,803 (46) ha votato per il rinnovo del mandato al sindaco uscente, Herr Peter Feldmann, rappresentante della Spd.

Quindi, hanno votato il 37.59% dei potenziali elettori (100* 189,916 / 505,275).

Fin qui nulla di strano, tranne un’affluenza alle urne davvero scarsa.

Ciò che invece salta immediatamente agli occhi, è il fatto che hanno votato circa 80,000 Elettori di cittadinanza non tedesca.

Del tutto causalmente, sia ben chiaro, il candidato dell’Spd ha conseguito 86,803 voti, proprio quando quelli importati, non tedeschi, erano circa 80,000.

Sempre in maniera del tutto casuale, ci mancherebbe altro, i sondaggi eseguiti su questi 80,000 votanti non tedeschi indicavano una schiacciante propensione al voto per la Spd, con una percentuale variante da un minimo dell’82% ad un massimo del 94%.

Sempre in maniera del tutto casuale, nessuno mai lo avrebbe potuto dubitare, larga quota di codesti 80,000 hanno dichiarato residenza in Frankfurt negli ultimi tre mesi.

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La Germania sta diventando un paese caratterizzato dagli eventi rari.

Germania. Spd. Herr Kevin Kuehnert e la cagnetta Lima iscritto al partito.

Germania. Elezioni di ottobre in Assia. Prospezioni.

In Hessen, Assia nella terminologia italiana, la Cdu è quotata il 31%, la Spd il 25%, ed AfD il 12%.

Qualche conto sembrerebbe non tornare.


The Local. 2018-02-26. Sitting Frankfurt mayor just misses out on outright election victory

Peter Feldmann, the current mayor of Frankfurt, won 46 percent of the vote on Sunday’s mayoral election – not quite enough to avoid a second round.

Feldmann of the Social Democrats (SPD) considerably improved on his vote tally in the 2012 election, but would have needed 50 percent of the ballots to be immediately reaffirmed as Frankfurt mayor.

Instead he will face Bernadette Weyland of the Christian Democrats in a second round on March 11th after she won 25.4 percent of the vote.

In total 12 candidates put themselves forward for the mayoral race and around half a million people had the right to vote, including 80,000 non-German EU citizens.

Official estimates put election participation at 37.6 percent.


The Local. 2018-02-13. Frankfurt mayoral election: which candidate shares my political views?

On February 25th, the residents of the city of Frankfurt will go to the polls to vote in a new city mayor. The Wahlkompass could give you a better idea of who to vote for.

More than half a million Frankfurters will go to the polls later this month to vote in a new Oberbürgermeister (city mayor).

And, unlike at the federal level, non-Germans who hold EU citizenship will have the right to vote. Reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the city, around 80,000 potential voters will come from outside the borders of the Bundesrepublik.

But knowing who to vote for at the local level, where candidates are relative unknowns, can be tricky.

There are a total of 12 candidates in the running for the election in Frankfurt, with incumbent Peter Feldmann of the Social Democrats hoping to retain his job. He is likely to face the stiffest competition from Bernadette Weyland, candidate for the Christian Democrats.

The Wahlkompass aims to give you a bit more of an idea about which candidates have views that align with your own. The academics behind it interviewed the candidates for their views on 30 different topics. By giving your opinion from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree” on the same questions, you get the chance to see where on Frankfurt’s political spectrum you fall.

The Frankfurt mayoral election will likely be held across two rounds. If no candidate wins over 50 percent of the vote on February 25th, voters will go to the ballot box again on March 11th to pick from the two candidates who won the highest vote shares in the first round.

Germany conforms to EU law by allowing EU citizens to vote in local elections. EU citizens do not however have the right to vote at the state or federal level.

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