RM2D2A8MRFranz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), addresses a news conference in Berlin, October 8, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2D31DADFranz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), addresses a news conference in Berlin, October 8, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2E7MM78Franz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), addresses a news conference in Berlin, October 8, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2D1MC8KFranz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), is silhouetted as he addresses a news conference in Berlin, October 8, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2E7K75PFranz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), leaves the musical theatre 'Theater im Hafen' following festivities marking the 18th anniversary of the formal re-unification of Germany in Hamburg October 3, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
RM2D1E2RDFranz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), delivers a speech at a Social Democratic party SPD convention in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2D2X0XGGerman Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) addresses the party congress of Social Democratic party SPD as the SPD's designated leader Franz Muentefering is listening in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY)
RM2D2X0XYFranz Muentefering designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD) delivers his speech at a Germany's Social Democratic party SPD convention in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2E805GXGerman Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) addresses the party congress of Social Democratic party SPD as SPD's designated leader Franz Muentefering is listening in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY)
RM2D1D657Franz Muentefering, designated leader of Germany's Social Democratic party SPD gestures before a one-day SPD congress in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY)
RM2D30HD5German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) and Franz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party SPD, attend an SPD convention in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)
RM2D23EP9Franz Muentefering, designated chairman of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), delivers a speech at a Germany's Social Democratic party SPD convention in Berlin October 18, 2008. Germany's Social Democrats will elect a new chairman and crown Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as their candidate for chancellor on Saturday, hoping a leadership change can revive their fortunes and topple Angela Merkel in a 2009 election. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)