Merkel candidate for president fails again

30th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a humiliating blow Wednesday after her candidate for German president failed to secure an absolute majority in a second round of voting in a special assembly.

Christian Wulff fell eight votes short of an absolute majority in an assembly of MPs and public figures even though Merkel's coalition had a majority on paper. In the first round he was 23 short.

© 2010 AFP

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