Magdeburg: tears of joy at Magdeburg’s new mayor Simone Borris | Regional

Magdeburg – The new mayor of the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt is a woman!

Simone Borris (59, non-party) won the runoff in Magdeburg yesterday by a large margin – tears rolled down her face with joy. SPD candidate Jens Rösler (53, SPD) ended up in second place.

“I’m very, very happy with the result,” says the winner to BILD. “Now I’m going to catch my breath for a moment and then I’ll throw myself into my new job with full enthusiasm.”

Borris won all constituencies – and achieved 64.9 percent of the votes, Rösler came to 35.1 percent (at the time of writing).

Magdeburg’s new town hall chief is married with two adult children and one grandchild. Borris entered as a non-party lone fighter, but was supported by the FDP, Future, Animal Welfare Party.

As the councilor for social affairs, youth and health, the business graduate currently manages the city administration. Borris has also been mayor since October and thus OB Lutz Trümper’s deputy.