The Schism Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant

Chancellor Angela Merkel's contentious relationship with her new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, threatens to overshadow her fourth term in office. The two conservative leaders fundamentally disagree about who their constituents should be.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Chancellor Angela Merkel in parliament on Thursday.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Chancellor Angela Merkel in parliament on Thursday.

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The relationship between Merkel and Seehofer has never been easy.

The relationship between Merkel and Seehofer has never been easy.

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