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Photo Gallery: Christian Wulff Under Pressure

Wulff's Pseudo-Transparency A Performance Worthy of a Puppet Theater

In a television appearance on Wednesday, German President Christian Wulff sought to end a growing scandal involving his personal loans and treatment of the media. He showed a bit of regret, but also tried to portray himself as a victim of the nasty press. It was brazen, but also smart. It is very possible he will survive the affair.
Roland Nelles is SPIEGEL ONLINE's Berlin bureau chief and heads the Politics Desk.