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Joachim Gauck (24 January 1940) is a German politician and former Lutheran pastor.[2] From 2012 to 2017, Gauck was the eleventh President of Germany after the Second World War.[3] Gauck was elected with 991 votes of 1,232 voting people.[4]

Joachim Gauck
2012-06-05 Bundespraesident Joachim Gauck Berlin.jpg
President of Germany
In office
18 March 2012 – 19 March 2017
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byChristian Wulff
Succeeded byFrank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives
In office
4 October 1990 – 10 October 2000
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byMarianne Birthler
Member of the Bundestag
In office
3 October 1990 – 4 October 1990
Member of the People's Chamber
In office
18 March 1990 – 3 October 1990
Personal details
Born (1940-01-24) 24 January 1940 (age 79)
Rostock, Germany
Political partyIndependent
(1990–present)
Other political
affiliations
New Forum/Alliance 90
(1989–1990)
Spouse(s)Gerhild Gauck (m. 1959; divorced 1991)
Domestic partnerDaniela Schadt (2000–present)
ChildrenChristian
Martin
Gesine
Katharina
Alma materUniversity of Rostock[1]
ProfessionPastor
Signature

ReferencesEdit

  1. Auf vielfältige Weise mit der Universität Rostock verbunden, Uni Rostock, 20 February 2012, retrieved 21 March 2012
  2. "Joachim Gauck elected as German president | World news | guardian.co.uk". The Guardian. London: GMG. 18March 2012. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. "Can Joachim Gauck Make Germany Likable? - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. 17 March 2012. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  4. "BBC News - Germany elects pastor Joachim Gauck as president". bbc.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 21 March 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)