CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARLIAMENTARY FLOOR LEADER FRIEDRICH MERZ LEAVES THE
CDU HEADQUARTER IN BERLIN.
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz leaves the CDU
headquarter in Berlin, September 23, 2002. Complete official results
showed the Social Democrats with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
and Greens combined won 47.1% of the vote to continue their coalition
for another four years. Conservatives led by Edmund Stoiber and the
pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) had a total of 45.9%.