Altmaier, CDU faction leader in the Bundestag arrives for a news conference at party headquarters in Berlin

 
Altmaier, CDU faction leader in the Bundestag arrives for a news conference at party headquarters in Berlin
Peter Altmaier, CDU party faction conservative leader in the Bundestag (lower house of parliament), arrives for a news conference at party headquarters in Berlin, May 16, 2012. Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she had replaced her environment minister after he led her conservatives to a major election defeat in Germany's most populous state last weekend. Merkel replaced Norbert Roettgen, once tipped as a possible successor to the chancellor, with Altmaier. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)