Germany’s conservative parties strike migrant deal before entering into coalition negotiations: the new agreement sees an upper limit of 200,000 migrants per year.
A sibling feud had been taking place between sister party politicians Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU). But with a little linguistic finesse, both party leaders have scored a win, writes Volker Wagener.
Among German Chancellor Merkel's biggest challenges to building a new coalition government with the Free Democrats and Greens will be migration and refugee policies. Migration fears helped push voters toward the AfD.
Germany's outgoing Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said German leaders will soon find a way to form a three-party governing coalition - dubbed "Jamaica" due to colors associated with the three parties involved.
Horst Seehofer, leader of Bavaria's CSU, has ruled out governing with Angela Merkel's CDU should they refuse to introduce an upper limit on the number of migrants entering Germany. The chancellor rejects the demands.
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