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Joachim Gauck
President of Germany
Assumed office
18 March 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Christian Wulff
Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives
In office
4 October 1990 – 10 October 2000
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Marianne Birthler
Member of the Bundestag
In office
3 October 1990 – 4 October 1990
Member of the People's Chamber
In office
18 March 1990 – 3 October 1990
Personal details
Born 24 January 1940 (1940-01-24) (age 79)
Rostock, Germany
Political party Independent
Other political
New Forum/Alliance 90
Spouse(s) Gerhild Gauck (m. 1959; divorced 1991)
Domestic partner Daniela Schadt (2000–present)
Children Christian
Alma mater University of Rostock[1]
Profession Pastor
Religion Lutheran[2]

Joachim Gauck (24 January 1940) is a German politician and former Lutheran pastor.[3] Since 18 March 2012, Gauck is the eleventh President of Germany after the Second World War.[4] Gauck was elected with 991 votes of 1,232 voting people.[5]