Friedrich Merz

1955 - Today

Friedrich Merz

Friedrich Merz (born 11 November 1955) is a German lawyer and politician. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), he served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1989 to 1994 and was elected to the Bundestag from 1994 until 2009, where he chaired the CDU/CSU parliamentary group from 2000 to 2002. Merz was a candidate in the 2018 CDU leadership election, placing second; he is running again in the 2020 leadership election.Merz joined the CDU's youth wing in 1972 and is reputed to be a member of the Andean Pact, a powerful network formed by members of the CDU youth wing in 1979 during a trip to the Andes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Merz has received more than 195,946 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,475th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Friedrich Merz ranks 12,373 out of 14,801Before him are Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Henri Masson, Edward Seaga, Tom Lantos, Sergei Sidorsky, and George Reid. After him are Ylli Bufi, Dumuzid the Fisherman, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, Björn Þórðarson, William Lai, and John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu.

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Among people born in 1955, Friedrich Merz ranks 269Before him are Leszek Engelking, Diamanda Galás, Aires Ali, Timothy Laurence, Jesús María Zamora, and Joseph Dunford. After him are Glenne Headly, Bruno Pezzey, Udo Beyer, Colm Tóibín, Badri Patarkatsishvili, and Butch Vig.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Merz ranks 3,008 out of 3,763Before him are Annegret Richter (1950), Katja Riemann (1963), Paul Matschie (1861), Fritz Herkenrath (1928), Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (1942), and Fritz Riess (1922). After him are Michael Bella (1945), August Diehl (1976), Theo Helfrich (null), Udo Beyer (1955), Zvjezdan Misimović (1982), and Volker Zotz (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Friedrich Merz ranks 777Before him are Andrea Nahles (1970), Katarina Barley (1968), Heiko Maas (1966), Stanislaw Tillich (1959), Paul Matschie (1861), and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (1942). After him are Cem Özdemir (1965), Volker Bouffier (1951), Bodo Ramelow (null), Claudia Roth (1955), Rainer Brüderle (1945), and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (1971).

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