Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German president Play

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German president

Former German Vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected as the new German president. The Social Democrat received 931 of 1,260 votes in parliament. The German president holds little executive power but has representative duties. Steinmeier will succeed Joachim Gauck, who stepped down after serving one five-year term. Feb 12, 2017