From the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany – Miami
Christian Wulff (a member of the CDU), the Minister President of Lower Saxony, was elected Federal President of Germany on June 30 by the Federal Convention, after Horst Köhler resigned as Federal President in May. His swearing-in is scheduled for today, Friday, July 2. Wulff said he is looking forward to the task. “I think the German president has to be able to bring people together, to build bridges and promote dialogue, sometimes between differing ethnic backgrounds, religions and languages,” he said in an interview with Deutsche Welle earlier this month. “The president needs a global outlook because many issues, like climate change, world peace and the fight against terror can only be addressed at the international level.”
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany holds office for a term of five years and may be re-elected once. The President is head of state, and is thus for protocol purposes the top-ranking official in Germany. The Federal President is elected by the Federal Convention, a body that comprises 1244 members, half of whom are members of the German Bundestag (national parliament) and the other half of whom are elected by the state parliaments on the basis of proportional representation. Electing the Federal President is the sole task of the Federal Convention.
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Last year at the GACC South’s 14th Annual Gala we were pleased to welcome Christan Wulff as a special guest. He accompanied a German delegation of politicians and businessmen. We wish him the best of luck in his new position.
At the GACC South’s 14th Annual Gala. From left to right: Dr. Eike Jordan, President of Jordan Inter Start, Inc., Christian Wulff, Federal President of Germany, Detthold Aden, President, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG and Co. KG, Dr. Ralf Nagel, CEO of the Association of German Ship-Owners; former Minister for Economics and Ports, as well as Minister for Justice and the Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, and Kristian Wolf, President and CEO of the GACC South
At the GACC South’s 14th Annual Gala. Our Director of Marketing Stefanie Jehlitschka with Christian Wulff, Federal President of Germany