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Germany: 'Merkel is the leader of the free world' - Seehofer02:35

Germany: 'Merkel is the leader of the free world' - Seehofer

Germany, Edersberg
August 4, 2017 at 21:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Chairman of the CSU Horst Seehofer praised Chancellor Angela Merkel at a traditional summer reception for entrepreneurs in Ebersberg, Friday, saying there was no better person to lead the free world.

He spoke highly of the German chancellor in the context of the upcoming federal election, saying Merkel "is the leader of the free world and no one else can hold this free world together as well as her."

He added that while the two had had their share of disputes in the last two years, "when it comes to this country, the union must come together."

Seehofer also mentioned the recent so-called 'diesel summit' which took place in the German capital, saying that car manufacturers had agreed to "retrofit" and "upgrade" diesel engines

However, the Bavarian minister president also said that he did not want to see a full ban on diesel engines, considering a few years ago politicians had told the population to "buy diesel cars, because diesel is particularly environmentally friendly for the CO2 emissions and also fuel-efficient."

Germany: 'Merkel is the leader of the free world' - Seehofer02:35
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Chairman of the CSU Horst Seehofer praised Chancellor Angela Merkel at a traditional summer reception for entrepreneurs in Ebersberg, Friday, saying there was no better person to lead the free world.

He spoke highly of the German chancellor in the context of the upcoming federal election, saying Merkel "is the leader of the free world and no one else can hold this free world together as well as her."

He added that while the two had had their share of disputes in the last two years, "when it comes to this country, the union must come together."

Seehofer also mentioned the recent so-called 'diesel summit' which took place in the German capital, saying that car manufacturers had agreed to "retrofit" and "upgrade" diesel engines

However, the Bavarian minister president also said that he did not want to see a full ban on diesel engines, considering a few years ago politicians had told the population to "buy diesel cars, because diesel is particularly environmentally friendly for the CO2 emissions and also fuel-efficient."

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