CDU PARTY LEADER MERKEL MAKES HER WAY TO BRIEF THE MEDIA IN MAGDEBURG.
Angela Merkel, German conservative opposition leader and chairwoman of
the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) makes her way to brief the
media following a CDU board meeting in the eastern German city of
Magdeburg January 11, 2002. German opposition leader Merkel has given
up her bid to face Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the 2002 election,
allowing Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber to run instead.