04 Apr '11, 10am

Vietnam-born orphan tipped to head German party: BERLIN - A SURGEON who was adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage

Vietnam-born orphan tipped to head German party: BERLIN - A SURGEON who was adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage

Philipp Roesler (above), at 38 a rising star in the pro-business Free Democrat party (FDP), is currently health minister in Merkel's cabinet but speculation is rife he will assume the FDP leadership after Guido Westerwelle's resignation. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BERLIN - A SURGEON who was adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage emerged Monday as the favourite to lead German Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners after the embattled party head stepped down. Philipp Roesler, at 38 a rising star in the pro-business Free Democrat party (FDP), is currently health minister in Merkel's cabinet but speculation is rife he will assume the FDP leadership after Guido Westerwelle's resignation. The Tagesspiegel daily Monday cited party sources as saying the married father of twin girls was set to replace Mr Westerwelle after the FDP suffered a string of regional election disasters. ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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