The candidacy of Steimeier approved for the position of President of Germany. Merkel against

The debate surrounding the nomination of the future President of Germany ended on Monday, 14 November 2016, the agreement between the parties of the Grand coalition to support the candidacy of current foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, reports «UKRINFORM».

«The Christian democratic Union is ready to support the nomination of Steinmeier as President,» confirmed sources from the government.

Steinmeier the candidate for President suggested that his party (the Social democratic party of Germany) and personally the head of the party, Vice-Chancellor , Sigmar Gabriel. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party (Christian democratic Union) spoke against the proposal.

Election of a new President of Germany will take place in February next year. The current head of state Joachim gauck said a few months ago that I would not go for a second term.

The German media has described today’s agreement as a «defeat for Merkel».

Part of the Ukrainian political elite believes Steinmeier Pro-Russian statesman in Germany.

Recall that Steinmeier has repeatedly expressed rather unrealistic (and original) evaluation and requirements of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict, constantly stressing that the ceasefire in the Donbass supposedly depends primarily on the readiness of Kiev to go to political and territorial concessions. For example, in November 2015, he said that the local elections on the temporarily occupied territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions (ORDO) can be held «no later than February» 2016.




The candidacy of Steimeier approved for the position of President of Germany. Merkel against 15.11.2016

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