Referendum in Duisburg Mayor Ousted 18 Months After Love Parade Disaster

Duisburg mayor Adolf Sauerland was voted out of office in a local referendum on Sunday after he refused to resign over the Love Parade disaster in July 2010 in which 21 people died. He would not take responsibility for the mistakes that led to the tragedy, and said it was up to the courts to decide who was to blame.
Duisburg's mayor Adolf Sauerland responding to the vote that ousted him from office.

Duisburg's mayor Adolf Sauerland responding to the vote that ousted him from office.

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cro -- with wire reports