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German President Wulff quits amid home loan scandal

17 February 2012 Last updated at 10:23 GMT

German President Christian Wulff has announced his resignation, after prosecutors called for his immunity to be lifted.

An ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Wulff is embroiled in a scandal over a home loan that he accepted when he was premier of Lower Saxony.

Mr Wulff said: "I have acted without fault and always been honest"