Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, an openly gay man, won a third term on Sunday.
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD), of which Wowereit is a member, held on to power during the regional elections in Berlin. However, the party's coalition partner, the socialist Left Party, has been voted out. A likely partner is the Greens.
Wowereit was first elected mayor of Germany's largest city in 2001. He came out gay during a convention of the Berlin SPD. He received thunderous applause when he said: “I'm gay, and that is good the way it is.” The 57-year-old Wowereit has said he came out to thwart the plans of the German tabloids which were already “on the right track.”
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