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Germany's Ruling Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

Germany's ruling coalition is backing Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the country's next president, succeeding Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. On Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) agreed to back Steinmeier, Germany's most popular politician, who was nominated by his Social Democratic Party (SPD). The third party in the coalition, the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), supported the decision soon...

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