A COMBINATION OF EIGHT PICTURES SHOWS MINISTERS DISMISSED UNDER GERMAN
CHANCELLOR GERHARD SCHROEDER....
A combination of eight individual portrait pictures shows eight
dismissed ministers of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's cabinet.
Top row L-R: Rudolf Scharping (defence), Franz Muentefering (transport
and construction), Andrea Fischer (health), Oskar Lafontaine (finance).
Bottom row L-R: Karl Heinz Funke (agriculture), Bodo Hombach
(chancellery), Reinhard Klimmt (transport and construction), Michael
Naumann (culture). Schroeder who had called an SPD emergency board
meeting said on Thursday he had dismissed Scharping, the eighth
minister to be dismissed under his leadership, after he had come under
fire over suspect income two month before the general elections.
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