Merkel's pick for president wins third round vote

30th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's candidate for president clinched enough support in a third round of voting Wednesday, after two inconclusive rounds seen as a major political setback.

Christian Wulff, 51, becomes the country's youngest-ever president after securing 625 votes in a special assembly made up of parliamentary deputies and public figures.

© 2010 AFP

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