Federal President

Highest Office in the State

The Federal President holds the highest office in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Quote Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
“Mr. President, dear competitors, Ladies and Gentlemen, …“

The current acting president, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was elected by the great majority of 931 members of the Federal Assembly on February 12, 2017.

Quote Dr. Norbert Lammert:

“And for Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier 931 votes…“


He has no government controlling function in the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is meant to represent, not to govern, thus effectively promoting and communicating Germany’s political interests and political actions in the world .

Quote Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
“I thank the members of this Federal Assembly from my heart for the encouragement with which they have sent me on the way to the highest office of the state today. Their decision fills me with deep joy and my high regard for this office will remain undiminished.“


“Please take a seat!“

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  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
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