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  • ประธานาธิบดีแห่งเยอรมนี th
  • 德國聯邦總統 zh-CN
  • The President of Germany is the head of state of Germany. Germany has a parliamentary system of government with the Federal Chancellor running the government and the politics of the day. However, the German President has a role which is more than ceremonial with the office being a genuine political office with extensive discretion regarding the way the President exercises his official duties. The Federal President gives direction to general political and societal debates and has some important "reserve powers" in case of political instability. Under Article 59 of the Basic Law, the Federal President represents the Federal Republic of Germany in matters of international law, concludes treaties with foreign states on its behalf and accredits diplomats. Furthermore, all federal laws must be signed by the President before they can come into effect; however, he can only veto a law that he believes to violate the constitution. The Federal President, by his actions and public appearances, represents the state itself, its existence, its legitimacy, and unity. The President's office involves an integrative role and the control function of upholding the law and the constitution.

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