SCHROEDER SITS IN A CHAIR PRIOR TO A SPD BOARD MEETING IN BERLIN.
Gerhard Schroeder German Chancellor and leader of the Social Democratic
party (SPD) sits in a chair prior to a SPD board meeting in Berlin
January 13, 2002. The bell has rung for the first round of Germany's
2002 election campaign as conservative challenger Edmund Stoiber steps
into the ring just as slowing economy makes Schroeder suddenly
vulnerable. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay REUTERS