Munich Rejects Third Runway

photo courtesy of muenchen.de

The city of Munich's ellectorate do not support the construction of the third runway at Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport. It was voted down in a referendum by 54,4% of the public. The city of Munich holds 23% of the shares of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), which is a limited liability company. Meanwhile, the Free State of Bavaria have 51% and the Federal Republic of Germany 26% of the remaining shares. According to the shareholders' agreement, a unanimous vote of all parties is required to make any changes.


The tally shows 181.675 citizens rejected the third runway in Sunday's vote. Only 32,2% of about 1 million eligible voters took part in the poll.

Full results can be seen at www.muenchen.de

In only 4 districts (Altstadt, Bogenhausen, Trudering and Thalkirchen), a majority voted for the runway.

This referendum was specifically about whether the city of Munich would support the third runway in the shareholders´ meeting. The airport is going to continue its plans for the project regardless of the referendum, and the state government has reiterated its continued support.


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