STOIBER PRESENTS MERZ IN BERLIN.
Edmund Stoiber (R), the conservative challenger of German Chancellor
Gerhard Schroeder in the September 22 general elections presents
parliamentary floor leader Friedrich Merz of Christian Democratic Union
party (CDU) at a news conference in Berlin June 21, 2002. Stoiber
called Merz, the parlimantary floor leader in the lower house of
parliament Bundestag, into his so-called "competence team" responsible
for fiancial affairs. REUTERS/alexandra Winkler