The campaign was long and difficult, but thanks to his staunch opposition to U.S. calls for military action against Iraq, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Social Democrat-Greens coalition managed a narrow re-election. But with the opposition Christian Democrats gaining strength, how long can he hold on to power?
"I love all of you, especially your wives."
U.S. Senator, thanking his fellow Senators in what aides say will probably be his last speech on the floor before retirement