After Election Debacle Steinmeier Faces Future as Opposition Leader

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Social Democratic Party's chancellor candidate in Sunday's parliamentary election, presided over his party's worst election result in postwar history. Now he is expected to lead the SPD in opposition. But whether the mild-mannered former bureaucrat is suited to the job is debatable.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is tipped to be the SPD's opposition leader after the party's poor showing in Sunday's elections.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier is tipped to be the SPD's opposition leader after the party's poor showing in Sunday's elections.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan