October 12, 2005

Schroeder says will not be part of next government

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said
on Wednesday he would definitely not be a part of the country's
next government.

"I will not be a part of the next government -- definitely
not be part of it," Schroeder said in a speech in the city of

Schroeder had already hinted on Tuesday evening that he
would not serve in the next government.