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Germans face dull presidential elections as incumbent set to be re-elected

Germany will vote for a new president Sunday with popular incumbent Frank-Walter Steinmeier likely to win a second five-year term.

The 65-year-old Social Democrat, who has served as head of state since 2017, is supported by the co-governing parties, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) as well as by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/Christian Social Union (CSU) opposition.

Their parties and parliamentary group leaders have officially proposed Steinmeier as the presidential candidate to the president of the German parliament, Baerbel Bas from SPD.

Steinmeier will face rather unknown presidential contenders like Gerhard Trabert, who is a doctor backed by the radical leftist party The Left (Die Linke), and Max Otte who is an economist and supported by the far-right AfD party.


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