German presidential candidate Joachim Gauck (R) gestures as Bettina Wulff (L), wife of Gauck's rival candidate Christian Wulff smiles during the election of a new German president by the Federal Assembly on June 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Federal Assembly, which is comprised of Bundestag parliamentarians and other nationwide delegates, will choose a new president following the unexpected resignation of German President Horst Koehler at the end of May. The two main candidates are Wulff, the official candidate of the ruling German government coalition, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP), and Joachim Gauck, who has the backing of the German Social Democrats (SPD) and the German Greens party.
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