Horst Seehofer

Merkel’s Bavarian ally Seehofer won’t run again as candidate for state premier: CSU’s Ferber

Merkel’s Bavarian ally Seehofer won’t run again as candidate for state premier: CSU’s Ferber

Published 04/12/2017

Bavarian Prime Minister and head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer arrives for a news conference at the CSU headquarters after a board [more…]

Germany’s SPD says all options open in search for new government

Germany’s SPD says all options open in search for new government

Published 01/12/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the 5th African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Luc GnagoBERLIN (Reuters) - [more…]

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Published 20/11/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during the exploratory talks about forming a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, November 19, [more…]

German conservatives agree on Merkel as chancellor candidate for September election

German conservatives agree on Merkel as chancellor candidate for September election

Published 06/02/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting with Bavarian state premier and CSU leader Horst Seehofer to discuss their differences over refugee policy in Munich, southern Germany February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Germany's conservative parties agreed on Monday to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate for chancellor in a Sept. 24 election despite their long feud over how to tackle the migrant influx, participants at a conservative meeting told Reuters.

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Bavarian conservatives back Merkel despite differences on refugee cap

Bavarian conservatives back Merkel despite differences on refugee cap

Published 06/02/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies on Monday said they support her candidacy in a general election in September despite her rejection of their demand to put a cap on the number of refugees that Germany takes each year.

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