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Germany: Seehofer to resign post over migration

Interior minister and Merkel have been at odds over approach

02 July, 09:13
(AP-ANSA) - BERLIN - Germany's dpa news agency is reporting that the leader of the partner party in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is resigning as interior minister and as head of the Bavarian-only Christian Social Union due to strife with Merkel over her migrant policies.

Dpa reported Sunday night that unidentified people present at a meeting of CSU leaders said Interior Minister Horst Seehofer was planning to announce his resignation.

Seehofer and Merkel have been at odds over Germany's approach to mass migration. Seehofer has threatened to turn away certain categories of asylum-seekers at the country's borders, while Merkel insists on a solution that involves other European countries.

Their three-week rift has raised questions about whether Merkel's fourth government will survive. It isn't clear yet what effect Seehofer's resignation might have. (AP-ANSA).

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