Ex-German President Wulff goes on trial over ‘favours’

ChristianWulffA(BBC) Former German President Christian Wulff is going on trial accused of receiving and granting favours in office.

He is alleged to have accepted the payment of hotel bills by a film producer in return for lobbying while he was premier of Lower Saxony in 2008.

Mr Wulff – who stepped down in February 2012 after less than two years in the post – is Germany’s first head of state to go on trial since Nuremberg.

The 54-year-old rejects the allegations and has vowed to clear his name.

Film producer David Groenewold also faces similar charges.

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