Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President of Germany (Download PDF)


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Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as new ceremonial head of Germany. He received a large majority of votes. He won 931 out of 1, 239 valid votes. Current post holder of Germany is President Joachim Gauck.

Germany picks Frank-Walter to be president)

Germany Picks Frank-Walter to Be President)

Germany picks Frank-Walter to be president)


  • Frank-Walter acquired necessary majority in first round of voting by receiving 931 electoral votes out of a total of 1260 votes (73.9%).
  • He was elected as President by Federal Convention on 12 February 2017.
  • Results were announced by Norbert Lammert, President of Germany’s constitutional body, Bundestag.
  • He is widely respected for taking a strong stand on issues significant to people of Germany.
  • He is due to take office on 19 March 2017, succeeding Joachim Gauck.

About Frank-Walter Steinmeier

  • He is a German politician and President elect of Germany.
  • Born: 5 January 1956 (age 61 years), Detmold, Germany
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017.
  • Also served as Vice Chancellor from 2007 to 2009.
  • He was Chairman-in-Office of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016.

About Germany

Location of Germany dark green in Europe

Location of Germany Dark Green in Europe

Location of Germany dark green in Europe

Capital: Berlin

Official language: German

Motto: “Unity and Justice and Freedom”

Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches.

Government: Federal parliamentary republic

Currency: Euro (€)

Image shows Flag of Germany

Image Shows Flag of Germany

Image shows Flag of Germany

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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