What did Frank Walter Steinmeier achieve?

He has been Federal President for five years and would like to remain so for another five years.

When the Federal Assembly meets at the weekend, Steinmeier will most likely be confirmed in office.

We look at what characterizes Steinmeier as a politician, what issues he addressed and how he acted as head of state.

FAZ correspondent Eckart Lohse has accompanied Steinmeier for many years and tells of his experiences with him.

Timo Steppat

Editor in Politics.

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What other candidates are running?

One of them is Gerhard Trabert, the Left Party has nominated the social medicine doctor.

My colleague Katharina Schneider accompanied him to the homeless shelter in Mainz.

It's also about the question: Why does someone who actually has no chance even compete?

The Greens have nominated the actress Sibel Kekilli, known from the Kieler Tatort or films like "Gegen die Wand".

She considers it a great honor to be able to elect the Federal President.

She talks about it in the interview.

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