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In Germany began presidential elections

В Германии начались выборы президентаIn Germany Sunday to elect a new President.

Sunday, February 12, Germany will elect a new Federal President. Of the five candidates with wide support, has only one representative of the social Democrats Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The new German President elected by the Federal Assembly, composed of 1260 people. One half of them members of the Bundestag and electors, who are sent to Berlin the parliaments of the Federal States.

Therefore, in the meeting of the Federal Assembly on Sunday will be attended by representatives of political parties not represented in the Bundestag. While the electors from the land does not have to be regional policy.

As expected, in the 12 hours of the Federal Assembly will be opened by the President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert. After the first round of voting, which, according to preliminary estimates, will last about two hours, will count the votes.

If one of the candidates receives at least 631 voice, the election will be over.

It is likely that this would happen, because the former Minister of foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and one of the most popular politicians in Germany, is an obvious favorite.

61-year-old Steinmeier supports not only his Social democratic party of Germany, NGOs and the Christian democratic Union and Christian social Union.

Thus Steinmeier can count on the fact that only one of the members of the Federal Assembly from the SPD and the CDU/CSU will provide him a comfortable majority of votes, because these three parties together have more than 900 votes in the Federal Assembly.

In addition, Steinmeier could only vote a majority of 147 members of the Federal Assembly of the Green. In the “Free democratic party” also has declared that will support Steinmeier.

Alternative Steinmeier are still four candidates. The left party has nominated its candidate for the presidency – the Cologne scientist who studies the problems of poverty, Christoph Butterwegge. The party of the Bavarian “Free voters” offered a popular lawyer, actor and TV presenter Alexander Golda. Right populist “Alternative for Germany” has nominated its candidate – the Vice-Chairman of the party’s 75-year-old Albrecht Glaser.

And last, on the eve, almost before the elections, the Party of the pirates announced he was sending for the election of Engelbert Sonneborn, the father satirist Martin Sonneborn.

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