Photo Gallery: The Rise and Fall of Guido Westerwelle
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Photo Gallery: The Rise and Fall of Guido Westerwelle

The World from Berlin 'Westerwelle's Departure Comes Too Late for his Party'

The resignation of Guido Westerwelle as head of the Free Democrats was overdue after recent state election routs, commentators say. The pro-business party, once a source of stability and intellectual gravitas in German politics, is in decline and must decide what it stands for -- or risk becoming irrelevant.
-- David Crossland