Eventually, he won the German Chancellorship in 1982 after convincing the Free Democratic Party
to join his side.
In 1982, Tietmeyer moved into the limelight as author of a politically explosive economic reform memorandum that Economic Minister Otto Graf Lambsdorff, a leader of the Free Democratic Party
, used as a lever to end the coalition government under Social Democratic Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
There is also the Free Democratic Party
(FDA) which is often an ally of the CDU.
pro-business Free Democratic Party
(FDP) and a eurosceptic group, the
He also has the support of Germany's Free Democratic Party
and British Liberal leader Nick Clegg, who described the commissioner as "the perfect man for the job".
22 federal elections, coalition partner the Free Democratic Party
(FDP) failed to get 5 percent of the vote and lost all its seats.
The increase in votes came at the expense of the Greens and Merkel's traditional coalition allies, the Free Democratic Party
(FDP) and leaves the FDP below the threshold that would enable them to take up their seats.
However, support for Merkel's current government coalition partner, the pro-business Free Democratic Party
(FDP), has slumped from nearly 15% in the 2009 election to 5.5%, barely clearing the 5% hurdle needed to get into parliament.
But her coalition partners, the Free Democratic Party
, have fallen from the 15 per cent support they won in 2009 to about five per cent.
And Merkel may have to form a different coalition after this election, because its current partner, the centre-right Free Democratic Party
, is going down.
Free Democratic Party
(FDP) parliamentarian Pascal Kober in his speech said that the FDP-led Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Government was very active in the promotion of peace and Human Rights in Sri Lanka.