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Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit to quit office

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Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit to quit office

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The long-serving mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit says he intends to step down in December.

The Social Democrat, who coined the city’s unofficial motto of “poor but sexy”, has been in the post for nearly 14 years.

He says he is leaving voluntarily – despite criticism over repeated delays to the planned new Berlin international airport.