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The two-day meeting of Volkswagen's supervisory board ended with the subdued endorsement of CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder (at right) and his ForMotion restructuring plan, with a pronouncement by chairman Ferdinand Piech approving a five-year extension to Pischetsrieder's contract seemingly likely.

As Volkswagen's supervisory board heads into a key meeting Wednesday, the future of CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder and his aggressive ForMotion restructuring plan is increasingly in doubt.