The AfD Wedge Bavarian Conservatives Weigh Split from Merkel's CDU

The rise of the right-wing populist AfD has driven a wedge between Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party. The CSU is now threatening to go it alone, with officials saying they may campaign against the chancellor in the 2017 election. 
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer

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Frauke Petry, head of right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany

Frauke Petry, head of right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany

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German Governor Horst Seehofer

German Governor Horst Seehofer

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