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Merkel Names Joachim Gauck as German Presidency Candidate

February 21, 2012

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Joachim Gauck, a pro-democracy activist in East Germany, as the main parties’ joint candidate for the ceremonial role of president.

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