Several confidants from the environment of CSU leader Horst Seehofer have the weekly „Die Zeit“ for days confirmed rumors circulating that Seehofer in the coming days his office as party leader will give up. He also wanted to remain after the resignation of German Federal Interior Minister, reported the sheet today, citing the unnamed names familiar on. This was also expected in CSU circles last time. According to the report, Seehofer’s decision was significantly influenced by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s withdrawal from the CDU chairmanship.
According to Seehofer spokesman, there is still no definition. The CSU chairman adheres to the self-announced schedule, to express himself only after the next Monday on possible consequences of the Bavarian state election and his own political future. On Monday, the re-elected Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder wants to introduce his Cabinet in the state parliament. Seehofer had said that he did not want to „burden the Cabinet’s presentation and swearing with other things.“