Joachim Gauck

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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 78)
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
ReligionLutheran[2]
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Joachim Gauck (24 January 1940) is a German politician and former Lutheran pastor.[3] From 2012 to 2017, Gauck was the eleventh President of Germany after the Second World War.[4] Gauck was elected with 991 votes of 1,232 voting people.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Auf vielfältige Weise mit der Universität Rostock verbunden, Uni Rostock, 20 February 2012, retrieved 21 March 2012
  2. Gessat, Michael (19 February 2012), Gauck's civic engagement wins him wide support, DW, retrieved 21 March 2012
  3. "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. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "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.
  5. "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)