Skip to main content

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German president: assembly vote

1 min

Berlin (AFP)

Germany's former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the centre-left Social Democrats was elected Sunday as the country's ceremonial president in a vote held in the national parliament.

Steinmeier, 61, was voted in as head of state for a five-year term with 931 out of 1,239 valid votes by a special Federal Assembly, made up of lawmakers and state deputies as well as artists, writers and other citizens.

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.