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Germany: Centre-right must set clear course for future – CSU Chairman Seehofer02:02

Germany: Centre-right must set clear course for future – CSU Chairman Seehofer

Germany, Munich
September 25, 2017 at 16:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

CSU chairman Horst Seehofer told a press conference in Munich on Monday that setting a “clear course for the future” of the centre-right is a priority after the results of the federal election saw a 10 point decrease for the CDU/CSU partnership compared to 2013.

Commenting on the results, which mean far-right party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) will enter parliament for the first time in its history, Seehofer said that it “was a very difficult evening, there is no argument about this, it will simply be bad to see what consequences come with it,” before stressing that there is “a deep divide in the country and our aim is to overcome this divide.”

However, he explained that the nature of the CDU/CSU partnership is the most pressing priority, echoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's vision of recouping ballots from AfD voters.

Germany: Centre-right must set clear course for future – CSU Chairman Seehofer02:02
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CSU chairman Horst Seehofer told a press conference in Munich on Monday that setting a “clear course for the future” of the centre-right is a priority after the results of the federal election saw a 10 point decrease for the CDU/CSU partnership compared to 2013.

Commenting on the results, which mean far-right party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) will enter parliament for the first time in its history, Seehofer said that it “was a very difficult evening, there is no argument about this, it will simply be bad to see what consequences come with it,” before stressing that there is “a deep divide in the country and our aim is to overcome this divide.”

However, he explained that the nature of the CDU/CSU partnership is the most pressing priority, echoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's vision of recouping ballots from AfD voters.

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