Wolfgang Schäuble (born September 18, 1942) is a GermanCDUpolitician. After holding numerous posts in Helmut Kohl's cabinet he served as Chairman of the CDU (1998-2000). In 1990 Schäuble was seriously injured in an assassination attempt. He survived, but was paralysed from the waist down. Between 1989 and 1991 he served as Kohl's Minister of the Interior. By the mid-1990s Kohl was publicly endorsing Schäuble as his eventual successor, which helped reinforce a widely held view of Schäuble as a "Chancellor-in-waiting". September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article needs cleanup. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Dr. Helmut Kohl (full name Helmut Josef Michael Kohl) is a German conservative politician and statesman. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chancellor (Latin: cancellarius), an official title used by most of the peoples whose civilization has arisen directly or indirectly out of the Roman empire. ...
After the CDU's defeat to Gerhard Schröder's SPD in the 1998election, Schäuble succeeded Kohl as Chairman of the party, but resigned after the CDU found itself embroiled in a massive party financing scandal. He was succeeded by Angela Merkel. Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder  (born April 7, 1944), a German politician, has been serving since 1998 as Chancellor of Germany. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... An election is a process in which a vote is held to choose amongst candidates to fill an office, or amongst political parties offering a slate of potential office holders for a house of representatives. ... Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel (born Angela Dorothea Kasner, July 17, 1954 in Hamburg) is a German politician and the oppositions candidate to become Chancellor of Germany in the upcoming German federal election, 2005. ...
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