German President Gauck Will Not Seek 2nd Term, Causing More Trouble For Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German President Joachim Gauck announced on Monday that he will not be seeking a second term as the largely ceremonial position of president, only months before an election year that is already proving to be a struggle for Chancellor Merkel should she choose to run for a fourth term. Gauck’s …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German President Won’t Make Appearance At Sochi Winter Olympics, Denies Boycott

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German President Joachim Gauck made headlines on Sunday when his office announced that he would not be attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  The decision was immediately seen as a boycott over Russia’s recent ban on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors”, but Gauck’s decision may …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Holds Inauguration for New President Joachim Gauck

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After being elected for the position of President last week, Joachim Gauck was officially sworn in as President this morning before the two chambers of parliament, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat in Berlin.  His election saw historically high results with 991 of the 1,228 votes going to him.  While these votes …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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