CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Bavaria's governor, criticized Merkel's welcoming approach to migrants last year and is still calling for an annual cap of 200,000 on newcomers — a call Merkel rejects
Bavarian State Governor and Chairman of German Christian Social Union party, CSU, Horst Seehofer, gestures during his speech at a party convention of the German Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich, Germany, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader), photo: AP/Matthias Schrader
04 of November 2016 12:34:19
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel's often-awkward Bavarian conservative allies are doing without a traditional visit from the German leader to their annual congress following a months-long standoff over policy toward refugees.