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Germany's new president sworn in

07-03-2010 09:15 BJT

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In Berlin, Christian Wulff has been sworn in as the new President of Germany. It comes amid a row over his election and increasing pressure on German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

A survey released on Friday by broadcaster ARD showed 62 percent of 800 people polled think Merkel's coalition with the Free Democrats will end soon.

It says 68 percent called the election of Christian Wulff a "disgrace" for Merkel, because it took three rounds of voting for her choice to be elected.

Many coalition members broke ranks to vote for the opposition candidate.


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