Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) has just announced in a personal statement that he wants to end his term of office at the end of January 2023.

In doing so, "I want to spare the city of Frankfurt an agonizing and expensive vote-out procedure," said the mayor.

He will thus bring his work to a proper conclusion after ten years in office.

"I will hand over an orderly house."

The 63-year-old Social Democrat took office on July 1, 2012.

In the spring of 2018 he was confirmed in office by the Frankfurters.

In the spring of 2018, investigations by the public prosecutor against him in connection with the AWO affair became known.

At the end of May this year, the Frankfurt Regional Court allowed charges to be brought on suspicion of corruption.

The Frankfurt mayor will have to answer to the court in the next few months.