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Germany elects rights activist as president
Joachim Gauck wins vote by large majority in first round, bagging 991 votes against 126 for his main rival.
Last updated: 18 Mar 2012 15:26 GMT
German parties agree on new president
German government and opposition agree on backing Joachim Gauck for post, after incumbent quit amidst scandal.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2012 21:55 GMT
Germany's Wulff under pressure over loan row
President facing demands for explanation on his attempt to suppress a newspaper story about loans from wealthy friends.
Last updated: 04 Jan 2012 02:50 GMT
German vote shows Merkel weakness
Chancellor's candidate for president wins narrow victory in vote called a "debacle".
Last updated: 01 Jul 2010 07:44 GMT
Germany holds presidential election
Vote goes to third round in severe test for Angela Merkel's troubled government.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2010 15:34 GMT
German president quits over remarks
Horst Koehler's action follows criticism of his comments on military action abroad.
Last updated: 31 May 2010 15:42 GMT
German president handed second term
Horst Koehler's re-election a boost for Chancellor Merkel in run-up to September vote.
Last updated: 23 May 2009 17:07 GMT
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