Merkel Names Gauck as German Presidency Candidate

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Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel named Joachim Gauck, a pro-democracy activist from the former East Germany, as the unity candidate for the mainly ceremonial role of German president after the resignation of the incumbent amid corruption allegations. Owen Thomas and Linzie Janis report on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

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