An indirect election took place on 18 March 2012. The President was elected by a Federal Convention consisting of the members of the Bundestag and an equal number of members selected by the German states.
|Joachim Gauck (CDU, SPD, FDP, Grüne, CSU)||80.4%|
|Beate Klarsfeld (The Left)||10.2%|
|Olaf Rose (NPD)||0.2%|
Eligible voters: 1,232