Profile: Joachim Gauck, Germany’s ‘President of Hearts’

Profile: Joachim Gauck, Germany’s ‘President of Hearts’

Joachim Gauck, 72, an East German Lutheran pastor and human rights activist nominated as Germany's next president, hopes to restore faith in the office after damaging scandals toppled his predecessor.

Christian Wulff: From Merkel rival to youngest president

Christian Wulff: From Merkel rival to youngest president

Gauck not intending to damage Merkel in presidential race

Gauck not intending to damage Merkel in presidential race

Voters favour Gauck for president

Voters favour Gauck for president

Von der Leyen tipped to become president

Von der Leyen tipped to become president

Merkel begins search for new president

Merkel begins search for new president