Brandenburg Governor Platzeck Announces Resignation

In This Photo: Matthias Platzeck
Brandenburg Governor and German Social Democrat (SPD) Matthias Platzeck arrives for a meeting of the SPD faction in the Brandenburg state parliament on July 29, 2013 in Potsdam, Germany. Minutes later Platzeck announced that he will resign from office due to health reasons. Once a rising star and even chairman of the SPD, Platzeck has been plagued over the years by problems with his health. Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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