Merkels fate hangs in the balance as deadline is set

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Germany’s Christian Social Union party will give Chancellor Angela Merkel a two-week deadline to meet its demands for overhauling asylum policy, the Bild Zeitung reported, in what would mark an unprecedented challenge to her authority that risks plunging the nation into chaos.

The executive of the Bavarian party -- an ally in Merkel’s government -- will pass a resolution Monday approving rebel Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s plan to turn away more refugees at Germany’s borders, the Bild Zeitung reported, citing officials in the party. Merkel has two weeks to gain the support of EU partners or Seehofer will execute the order unilaterally, according to the paper.

The rebellion of the CSU that’s being played out in Cabinet and parliament raged on over the weekend. Relations between Merkel and Cabinet rebels have soured to breaking point. Seehofer last week reportedly told CSU leaders behind closed doors that he “can no longer work” with the Chancellor.

The CSU is defending its rule in Bavaria in an election in October and is fretting over the risk of hemorrhaging support to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-17/merkel-fate-hangs-in-balance-as-csu-is-said-to-hand-her-deadline
 
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It sounds as if the CSU is genuinely concerned about this. Saw on 60 Minutes that they are seeing more youth turning to the AfD and are growing worried.
 
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It sounds as if the CSU is genuinely concerned about this. Saw on 60 Minutes that they are seeing more youth turning to the AfD and are growing worried.
Old as humans have lived on planet earth. Those who have a monetary/power gain in blaming immigrants/minorities and those who feel their lives are a failure with a need for someone to blame, have always been a part of every society. Every country's positive evolutions are always at risk. The bigger question is how low can we go. We know how history shows charismatic leaders who used blame and hate to destroy their own countries and we ask can one ever rise again? Would we recognize the danger if history is repeated and hate is used as the tool?

I think the answer is in front of us: Yes a dangerous leader can rise again. And no, apparently it would not be noticed but it could be supported. So the bottom line danger is whether the dictators (elected or not) are supported by a larger percentage of any population or the numbers remain lower keeping repeat at bay.
 
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Seems like some middle easteners in Europe have bad press there. I'm guessing a few 100k immigrants from Tibet wouldn't have created as much backlash.