The World from Berlin 'President Gauck Has the Right Stuff'

Germany elected Joachim Gauck as its president on Sunday. The former East German civil rights campaigner and later head of the vast Stasi archive will face a tough task in restoring the reputation of the office, after his two predecessors resigned within just two years. But German editorialists believe the 72-year-old is up to the task.
Newly elected German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt stand at the steps of the head of state's official residence, Berlin's Bellevue Palace, on Monday.

Newly elected German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt stand at the steps of the head of state's official residence, Berlin's Bellevue Palace, on Monday.

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Photo Gallery: Germany's New President
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Photo Gallery: Germany's New President

-- Daryl Lindsey