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Joachim Gauck to be Next President: German Parties Choose Christian Wulff's Successor
<div class="spClearfix"><span class="sysopImage"><img src="http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-318304-thumb-uwqt.jpg" /><span class="spCredit">AP</span></span><span id="sysopText">Germany's political establishment has agreed on a successor to Christian Wulff, who resigned as president on Friday. Joachim Gauck, a respected former East German civil-rights activist, is set to be Germany's next head of state. But his nomination came only after a fierce conflict within Merkel's coalition government.