Stoiber is Bavaria premier

(First Edition)

Edmund Stoiber, the ambitious law-and-order man who humbled the German Finance Minister, Theo Waigel, this month, was elected yesterday as the new state premier of Bavaria, Reuter reports from Munich.

Mr Stoiber won support from almost all his fellow Christian Social Union (CSU) deputies in the state assembly, the majority faction that Mr Waigel tried unsuccessfully to woo to his side. Mr Waigel, who is chairman of the conservative Bavarian-based CSU, was embarrassed earlier this month when the state deputies and several local party districts snubbed him for Mr Stoiber.