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German President Joachim Gauck Won't Seek Second Term

Germany's head of state, 76-year-old President Joachim Gauck, said Monday he won't seek a second term in 2017 due to his age, a move that could cause complications for Chancellor Angela Merkel heading into an election year. Gauck told reporters at his office in Berlin that he would complete his five-year term but didn't feel he was up to another because “the years between 77 and 82 are different than those that I'm in right now.'' “Until the end of my term, I...

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