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Merkel's allies reject EU immigration deal, threatening her coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s interior minister rejected a deal on Sunday that she had clinched just days earlier with other European Union leaders to curb the migration crisis, per the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Merkel is seeking to end a standoff with Horst Seehofer, the chairman of the Christian Social Union, the sister party to her Christian Democratic Union. The CSU has taken a hardline stance on immigration, and the growing tension between both parties — which have a seven-decade alliance in government — has put Merkel’s coalition government on the brink of collapse.