June 14, 2018 / 1:05 PM / in 2 months

Bavarian CSU considers breaking up with Merkel's CDU - paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are considering breaking up their parliamentary bloc with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a senior lawmaker with the Bavarian CSU told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference in Berlin, Germany June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

“We’re not far off a break,” the paper quoted the unnamed lawmaker as saying.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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