The Angela Merkel government stands on the brink of a final collapse after a decades-long alliance between the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) and Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) teeters on collapse over how to handle the fake refugee invasion in the face of a rising challenge from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party.
CSU leader Horst Seehofer, who is also Germany’s interior minister, has announced his intention to introduce police controls on Germany’s southern border, prevent anybody without documents from entering the country, and the right to turn away any “refugees” away if they have already applied for “asylum” in another EU country or had their applications rejected in Germany.
Seehofer is only making these moves now because he fears an electoral challenge from the AfD in the upcoming October 2018 state elections.
According to the latest polls, the AfD is set to become the second largest party in that state—taking votes from CSU and making that party lose its absolute majority in the state parliament for the first time since 1949.
Seehofer correctly blames his party’s woes on Merkel’s open doors invivtaton to the Third World to invade Germany in 2015, which has led directly to the rise in support for the AfD.
Merkel on the other hand has rejected Seehofer’s proposals because they will “speed up the end of the passport-free Schengen system” and will increase pressures on countries such as Italy and Greece who are stuck with the invaders as a first point of their landing.
If Seehofer goes ahead and implements his plans, Merkel will have little choice but to fire him as interior minister for going against central government policy.
Seehofer has however the overwhelming support of his party, and his firing will inevitably lead to the collapse of the government, and the end of Merkel’s chancellorship.
The crisis will come to a head on Monday June 18, when the executives of the two parties will meet to finalize their positions on the issue.