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Joachim Gauck German president

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Gauck, 72, is a former East German dissident and Lutheran pastor.
Joachim Gauck German president

German President Joachim Gauck is seen after being elected in the German lower house of parliament Bundesta in Berlin on March 18, 2012. Gauck, 72, claimed 991 votes out of 1,232 from a special assembly of MPs and other dignitaries, parliamentary speaker Norbert Lammert said, against prominent Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld, 73, who was nominated as a protest candidate by the far-left party Die Linke.