Bavaria is the contingent and the upper limit of refugee acceptance, and the CSU will continue to fight, said Horst Seehofer on Saturday at the CSU party congress in Muenchen marked by a sharp rhetoric against Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy.
The CSU, which represents the Christian Democratic option in Bavaria, and at the federal level with the CDU, makes the Union of the CDU / CSU, and continues to advocate limiting the number of refugees, he said.
"We are for the contingent and the upper limit, and for that the CSU and Bavaria will continue to fight," he said.
On Friday afternoon, Angela Merkel, addressing the CSU congress, once again rejected the introduction of the upper limit of refugees.
After that, Seehofer criticized Merkel for her view of the number of refugees, which the public had experienced as an unprecedented scandal in the relationship between the two sister parties.
After the verbal clash, the rumors of the break-up of the CDU / CSU Union were even heard within the CSU, which Seehofer categorically rejected today.
"That's not an option. The damage caused by the break would be far greater than the gain, "Seehofer said.
Seehofer has devoted most of his programming speech to the refugee crisis and security situation in the country.
"The state must give citizens what the terrorists want to seize, and that is security," Seehofer said, and took the lead in introducing a foreign integration law that would shape the direction of the integration process.
Seehofer also warned that the refugee issue should be tackled as quickly as possible, otherwise the current situation would go to the parties on the right edge of the political spectrum, such as the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which, according to Seehofer, has "three times the potential of the present" .
"The best protection from the right flow is solving the problems that torture citizens," Seehofer said.
Subsequently, Seehofer was re-elected as CSU president, but with the worst result - 87,5 percent of votes, and two years ago, his position at the head of the party was supported by 95 percent of the deputy.
The weaker outcome is linked to the party's dissatisfaction due to the conflict with Merkel, but also to some internal conflicts like the one with Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Soeder, who advocates an even sharper policy towards refugees.
Bavaria is the only federal province bordering Austria and almost all refugees, and this year they entered Germany via 900.000, first entering Bavaria, from where they are further deployed to other federal provinces.
An open critique of Chancellor Merkel caused reactions in other parties.
"It is ridiculous and unbearable. This has rejected any standard of normal relationship with a partner, "Brok told Tagesspiegel.
President of the opposition Green Party Cem Oezdemir criticized CSU's behavior and invited Angela Merkel to visit the party congress of Green, where she would "behave politely". (Hina)