Photo Gallery Steinmeier Nominated as SPD Chancellor Candidate

When Frank-Walter Steinmeier took office Nov. 22, 2005 as Germany's foreign minister, he was a surprise -- and an unknown quantity -- for many. Since then he has enjoyed growing popularity.
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