Germany’s interior minister dramatically made declaration about his proposals to walk out on Sunday night, after a fiery argument with Chancellor Angela Merkel over migration.
On July 01 evening, Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Interior Minister and head of the Christian Social Union (CSU), stated that he wished to quit from all bureaus, after hours of intense discussions with his party.
Mr Horst Seehofer stated that the clash with Angela Merkel over migration was having an effect on the “trustworthiness” of his position as party head.
Seehofer also condemned the migration contract Mrs Angela locked with her EU counterparts during the past week as “unsuccessful”.
Administrators of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party break off their personal separate gathering in Berlin about an hour in advance, stating they would start again at 8:30 a.m.
If Seehofer does resign, it is not instantly clear what result the move would bring on a 3 week deadlock between Merkel and her CSU associates that has centered on his resolution to avert some kinds of asylum-seekers at Germany’s boundaries.
Merkel has remained adamant on Europe-wide resolutions to putting control over the waves of foreigners making attempt to get to the continent and the argument could spell the closing stages of her fourth administration.
Merkel maintained on July 01 that a proposal to control immigration that European Union heads sanctioned on Friday and other deals she botched out with several major countries would achieve what Seehofer looks for.
“The sum total of everything we have agreed upon has the same effect” as what Seehofer has asked for, Merkel stated in a meeting. “That is my personal opinion. The CSU must naturally decide that for itself.”
However the German news agency stated that Seehofer told the gathering of CSU bureaucrats that he thinks the measures do not sufficiently achieve his objectives.
The head of the opposition Left Party, Katja Kipping, condemned Seehofer, stating that the “CSU is taking all of Germany and Europe hostage for an internal power struggle.”
“Horst Seehofer is not concerned with finding a solution to migration policy; he wants to open the door to right-wing populism and overthrow the chancellor,” she added.
She stated that she would wait to observe what the management of the two parties will make a decision “and after that we will observe what comes next, step for step.”
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