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Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies CSU threaten rightward shift

The CSU, Bavarian allies to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) but traditionally a little more conservative, scored its lowest ever result on Sunday, with just under 39 percent of the vote in its home state — over 10 percentage points down on 2013. “That’s why the CSU will take a confrontational tone in Berlin, and by the end Merkel will realize that her biggest problem in the coalition negotiations won’t be the Greens or the FDP, but the CSU — because they’re up against immense pressure,”  Source Deutsche Welle

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