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German President Gauck to forego second term: Report

world Updated: Jun 05, 2016 05:56 IST

BERLIN: Germany’s 76-year-old President Joachim Gauck will not run for a second term next year because of health concerns and his age, the Bild newspaper said on Saturday. The Berlin-based daily did not cite any sources but said the popular former priest — whom most Germans would want to stand for a second term, a recent poll found — will inform Chancellor Angela Merkel of his decision on Monday.

First Published: Jun 05, 2016 05:56 IST