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Steinmeier: from diplomat to president

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On the February 12, the former Minister of Foreign affaris,  Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be elected president of the Federal Republlic of Germany as the agreed-upon candidate of the CDU, CSU and SPD parties that form the German government. Judging by the overwhelming majority of votes he has received from the grand coalition in parliament, no-one can be in any doubt of the outcome.

After lengthy considerations Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its sister party, the Christian Social Union, will promote the Social Democrat politician into the country’s top office.



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