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Berlin’s first openly gay mayor to resign by end of year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Klaus Wowereit
BERLIN -- Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he will step down by the end of the year. Wowereit told reporters he would resign Dec. 11 after more than 13 years in office.

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Berlin’s openly gay mayor re-elected for a third term

Monday, September 19, 2011
Klaus Wowereit
The mayor of the German capital city has been reelected for a third term. Klaus Wowereit, who became the first openly gay leader elected to a German political state office winning his first term as Berlin's mayor in 2001, is known for his populist style of leadership favored by the city's citizens.

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