Many delegates have shown that they are unhappy with Merkel and the party’s last election results. Party members doubt whether a grand coalition will improve the party’s standing.
The CSU leader has toed a fine line: While accepting Merkel's authority, Seehofer said the chancellor wasn't sticking to the coalition agreement. He added that certain compromises with EU neighbors would be unacceptable.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office. Here's a look at Germany's political parties, who they are and what they want.
Social Democrats say they will need to talk more about the migration deal brokered by the German chancellor to quell rebellion in conservative ranks. What will likely need to happen for the SPD to give the green light?
The center left Social Democratic Party, the third group in Germany's governing coalition, have yet to decide whether they will accept the CDU/CSU deal on migrant policy. DW has the news as it happens.
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