CDU PARTY LEADER MERKEL CDU SECRETARY GENERAL MEYER AND HESSES PRIME
MINISTER KOCH ARE SEEN IN MAGDEBURG....
Angela Merkel (R), German conservative opposition leader and chairwoman
of the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), gestures as CDU
secretary general Laurenz Meyer (L) and Hesse's state prime minister
Roland Koch talk to each other prior to a CDU board meeting in the east
German city of Magdeburg January 11, 2002. Merkel has given up her bid
to face Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the 2002 election, allowing
Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber to run instead.