February 6, 2017 / 1:07 PM / 6 months ago

Bavarian conservatives back Merkel despite differences on refugee cap

BERLIN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies on Monday said they support her candidacy in a general election in September despite her rejection of their demand to put a cap on the number of refugees that Germany takes each year.

"We enter the election campaign together," Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) told reporters after a two day summit with Merkel.

Merkel, standing by his side, said both the CSU and her Christian Democrats (CDU) agreed that an influx of more than 1 million migrants in 2015-16 should not occur again. (Reporting by Michelle Martin; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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