|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 13-February-2017, 2:50 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's foreign minister, is set to take over the largely ceremonial position of president.
Germany's president is not directly elected by the people, but by an assembly of 1,260 people - members of the federal parliament and special delegates from 16 regional parliaments.
The president as head of state represents Germany abroad, which might lead to tension in Berlin's relation with the United States.