Friedrich Merz

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Friedrich Merz
Friedrich Merz 2017.jpg
Leader of the CDU/CSU Group in the Bundestag
In office
29 February 2000 – 22 September 2002
DeputyMichael Glos
Preceded byWolfgang Schäuble
Succeeded byAngela Merkel
Member of the Bundestag
for Hochsauerlandkreis
In office
16 October 1994 – 27 September 2009
Preceded byFriedrich Tillmann
Succeeded byPatrick Sensburg
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
In office
18 June 1989 – 12 June 1994
ConstituencyParty List
Personal details
Born (1955-11-11) 11 November 1955 (age 63)
Brilon, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Other political
EducationUniversity of Bonn
WebsiteOfficial website

Friedrich Merz (born 11 November 1955) is a German lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He was a Member of the European Parliament 1989 to 1994, a member of the Bundestag from 1994 to 2009, and as the chairman of CDU/CSU parliamentary group from 2000 to 2002.

In 2018 he announced his candidacy in the CDU leadership election in December 2018.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Berlin, Kommentar von Stefan Braun (2018). "Die große Zeitenwende ist eine Chance für die CDU". (in German). ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 2018-10-29.