June 18, 2018 / 1:45 PM / 9 months ago

CSU leader says no one wants German government to fail

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer attends a press conference after the Christian Social Union (CSU) board meeting in Munich, Germany, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

BERLIN (Reuters) - No one wants an end to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition, a break-up of the parliamentary alliance of her CDU/CSU bloc, or the collapse of Germany’s government, German CSU leader Horst Seehofer said on Monday.

Seehofer would not be drawn on whether Merkel would fire him if he pushed ahead with his plan to turn away some migrants at the German border should she be unable to reach a European deal at a June 28-29 EU summit.

“I won’t talk about that today. Step by step,” he told reporters.

Reporting by Tom Koerkemeier; Writing by Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Escritt

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