As of 2014, Joachim Gauck is the president of Germany. The 72-year-old was elected to the position on March 18, 2012, in Berlin after receiving 991 of the 1,228 valid votes.Know More
After being elected, Gauck was sworn into the position on March 23, 2012, before members of parliament. Gauck is the 11th federal president to move into the position's official residence, the Bellevue Palace. He is a former Lutheran pastor who made a name for himself as an anti-communism activist in East Germany.
In Germany, presidents serve for 5 years and can only be re-elected once; the terms must be served consecutively.Learn more about Elections
William Jefferson Clinton ran against George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot in the 1992 United States presidential elections, and Bob Dole and Ross Perot were his opponents in the 1996 elections. In the 1992 election, Bush was the incumbent Republican president and Perot ran as an independent. Clinton, a Democrat, won with 43 percent of the votes.Full Answer >
Presidential elections in the United States take place on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The first presidential election in the United States took place on Jan. 7, 1789. On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn into office as the first president of the United States.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the president of Iraq is Jalal Talabani, who has held this position since 2005. As of May 2014, he has been undergoing treatment in Germany after suffering a stroke in December 2012.Full Answer >
The vice president of the United States is not subject to any term limits. Unlike the president, the vice president can serve in the role indefinitely.Full Answer >