Symbolic transfer of official duties and official oath of the new Federal President at German Parliament (Bundestag)

The Federal President, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, sworn in on 22 March 2017 Enlarge image The Federal President, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, sworn in on 22 March 2017 (© picture alliance / Bernd Von Jut)

On 19 March 2017, the official duties of Federal President Joachim Gauck were symbolically transferred to his successor Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue, Berlin. On 22 March, Steinmeier was sworn as Federal President in a solemn ceremony at the German Parliament.

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12th Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and spouse Ms Elke Büdenbender

Symbolic transfer of official duties on 19 March 2017

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