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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.

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
affiliations
Union
EducationUniversity of Bonn
WebsiteOfficial website

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

ReferencesEdit

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