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.
|Leader of the CDU/CSU Group in the Bundestag|
29 February 2000 – 22 September 2002
|Preceded by||Wolfgang Schäuble|
|Succeeded by||Angela Merkel|
|Member of the Bundestag|
16 October 1994 – 27 September 2009
|Preceded by||Friedrich Tillmann|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Sensburg|
|Member of the European Parliament|
18 June 1989 – 12 June 1994
|Born||11 November 1955|
Brilon, West Germany (now Germany)
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Education||University of Bonn|
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