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East German rights activist Gauck elected president

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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East German rights activist Gauck elected president


Activist pastor Joachim Gauck is the first candidate
from the old "East Germany" to win a "New Germany" election.

Gauck is a Lutheran pastor.


By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, March 18, 2012 14:03 EDT
The Raw Story

BERLIN — Activist pastor Joachim Gauck became German president by an overwhelming majority Sunday, marking the first time a candidate from the former communist east will serve as head of state.

Gauck claimed 991 votes out of 1,232 from a special assembly of MPs and other dignitaries, parliamentary speaker Norbert Lammert said.

Prominent Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld, 73, nominated as a protest candidate by a far-left party, attracted 126 votes while a candidate for the extreme right drew three....

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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Yes, and our chancellor is from East Germany, too.





 
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