The conservative CSU is a regional Bavarian party, which plays an important role on the federal level as "sister party" to chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU.
The CSU traditionally has a comfortable majority of around 50 percent in Bavaria. The average age of its 147,000 members is 59, they live mainly in rural areas. CSU leaders are known for their beer-swilling populism, they embrace conservative family policies for stay-at-home moms and anti gay marriage; some are euroskeptic, and the party leadership wants foreigner drivers to pay to use German motorways. This page provides a collection of DW's latest content the CSU or Bavaria's state premier, Horst Seehofer.
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