12 Feb 2017 01:07 PM EST
On Sunday, former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany's president. He is the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era.
Steinmeier is a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month. He won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany's 16 federal states.
Most representatives held a standing ovation after Bundestag president Norbert Lammert announced the results. The few dozen members who abstained are of the populist Alternative for Germany party.
The anti-immigrant AfD is forecast to be the third-largest party after a general election on Sept. 24.
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