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Clay Clemens

AfD double its support to 10 percent, with even higher levels in the east and Bavaria, where most refugees first arrived. Under pressure by harried local and Land officials, csu chief Horst Seehofer castigated Merkel, demanding action. Her longtime

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Politics and Power After the 2017 Bundestag Election

Eric Langenbacher

and through federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer pushing the older, provocative formulation that “Islam does not belong to Germany.” 2 Presiding over everything still is Chancellor Angela Merkel, now in her fourth term as chancellor. If she lasts

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Stephen F. Szabo

Eurozone, and Transatlantic relations. The extent that she can continue to control these areas will be greatly limited in her final term. As Horst Seehofer’s first statement as interior minister on Muslims not belonging in Germany and the response of the

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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Angela Merkel, the Grand Coalition, and “Majority Rule” in Germany

Joyce Marie Mushaben

Schröder and Oskar Lafontaine (both spd ) in the late 1990s, followed by the petulant outbursts of new coalition partners Guido Westerwelle ( fdp ) and Horst Seehofer ( csu ) after 2009, Merkel clearly possesses a seventh quality: “emotional intelligence

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

. Moreover, there are ideological overlaps in the Euroskeptic and antifederal views disseminated by groups like Pegida and mainstream conservative parties. In February 2016, Bavarian president Edmund Stoiber and the chairman of the csu Horst Seehofer did an

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Making Friends

Refugees and Volunteers in Germany

Joachim C. Häberlen

police reports and witnesses, hundreds of women were sexually molested and mugged by men who were commonly described as North African or Arabian. Bavaria’s Minister President Horst Seehofer ( csu ), who has been calling for harsh measures to stop the

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Coalition Politics in Crisis?

The German Party System Before and After the 2017 Federal Election

Frank Decker and Philipp Adorf

’s Bavarian sister party received an undue number of three ministerial posts, including the particularly important Interior Ministry. 26 Said department was taken over by Horst Seehofer, allowing the veteran politician to stay at the center of the country

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Christian Schweiger

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. Seehofer has already called on the eu to stop “patronizing” the eu ’s Eastern members and to concentrate on strengthening external border controls. 53 The new spd Foreign Minister Heiko Maas emphasized in his

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Making Space for Sanctions

The Economics of German Natural Gas Imports from Russia, 1982 and 2014 Compared

Stephen G. Gross

(2014): 86-97. 80 Two of the csu ’s leaders—Horst Seehofer and Peter Gauweiler—have come out in opposition to sanctions. “Deutsche Spitzenpolitiker von cdu und spd für Fortführung der Sanktionen gegen Russland,” rt Deutsch , 8 February 2016

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Merkeldämmerung

Eric Langenbacher

installed in mid-March 2018. 37 Table 3 Merkel’s Fourth Cabinet (2018-)   Ministry/Title Party Angela Merkel Chancellor cdu Heiko Maas Foreign Office spd Olaf Scholz Finance/Vice Chancellor spd Horst Seehofer Interior csu Ursula von der Leyen Defense cdu