In Germany Ruling coalition backs FM Steinmeier as president

Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) offered its support to the country's most popular politician

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Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is poised to become Germany's next president play

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is poised to become Germany's next president

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Germany's ruling coalition has agreed to back Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the country's next president, party sources said Monday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) offered its support to the country's most popular politician, Steinmeier, whose name had been put forward by his Social Democratic Party (SPD), followed by Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU).

"Now it's official," a CSU party source told AFP.

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