The third largest party of Germany Christian social Union in Bavaria (CSU) announced the support of the head of the Christian democratic Union of Germany (CDU) Angela Merkel as a candidate for Chancellor of Germany in the upcoming parliamentary elections. On it informs German edition Spiegel.

According to the media, officially nominating Merkel will announce today the results of the joint Congress of the two parties in Munich.

After completing the two-day Congress of Merkel and CSU leader Horst Seehofer plan will present the overall strategy of the CDU and CSU for the election campaign to the Bundestag.

The CDU and CSU are allies in the coalition in the German Parliament in the current convocation, but in recent time, representatives of the CSU sharply criticized the policies of Merkel, in particular, of refugees.

29 Jan 2017 it was reported that the Board of the social democratic party of Germany unanimously by videoloaded for the post of the Federal Chancellor, the former head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.

Merkel endorsed a candidate for the post of Chancellor from the CDU and CSU media 06.02.2017

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