Photo Gallery The Rise and Fall of Guido Westerwelle

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has had a rollercoaster career. He led his Free Democratic Party, junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, to its biggest election triumph in 2009 but has since suffered a slide in support and has been forced to quit as party leader.
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