Merkel Rejects Reports on President Wulff Succession, FAZ Says

Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees “no reason” to discuss a possible succession of President Christian Wulff, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing government spokesman Steffen Seibert.

Rheinische Post and Frankfurt Allgemeine earlier reported discussions between Merkel and Vice-Chancellor Philipp Roesler on how to find a new candidate for the position should Wulff step down.

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