Tübingen Mayor Boris Palmer will not be running for the Greens in the upcoming mayoral election in the fall. He explains this in a letter to the Tübingen Greens.
Boris Palmer will not face the primary election in April, with which the Tübingen Greens want to identify their candidate. So writes Palmer. One reason is the beginning party order proceedings against him. As a party mayor candidate, you cannot be both: nominated and excluded.
But he was very touched that last week more than 500 Greens spoke out in favor of him remaining in the party, the letter continues.
Palmer’s mayor candidacy still open
Palmer himself declined to comment further on the letter on Tuesday. It remains open whether he will stand as an independent candidate in the October election. Opposing candidate would probably be Ulrike Baumgärtner. The chairwoman of the Greens district parliamentary group and mayor of Tübingen-Weilheim has already stated that she wants to run for the Greens in the mayoral election.