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VW needs an outsider to fix it

Hans Dieter Poetsch not right for chairman's post, considering his status as the former CFO

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Mr Poetsch will likely find it difficult, as chairman, to question all the decisions taken by the former regime, including himself.

London

VOLKSWAGEN needs a new chairman. In early September, Europe's largest carmaker named long-term finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch as successor to Ferdinand Piech, the patriarch of VW's controlling family. Mr Poetsch was already a questionable choice. The emissions cheating scandal