FDP Triumph Westerwelle Tries to Allay Fears of Center-Right Coalition

Guido Westerwelle, the leader of the pro-business Free Democrat Party, tried to allay fears on Monday that Germany's new center-right government will cut back the welfare state. The FDP is "a party for all people," says the man tipped to become Germany's next foreign minister.
Guido Westerwelle, the leader of the Free Democratic Party, is tipped to become Germany's next foreign minister.

Guido Westerwelle, the leader of the Free Democratic Party, is tipped to become Germany's next foreign minister.

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Graphics Gallery: Results of the German Election
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Graphics Gallery: Results of the German Election