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The CSU's 'Political Ash Wednesday' rally in Passau saw Manfred Weber campaign for the commission presidency (Photo: Eszter Zalan)

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Germany's CSU eyes centre-stage in Europe

Germany's regional powerhouse, the Christian Social Union (CSU), is gearing up to take over the EU executive.

Only last year, the Bavarian party was entangled in a bruising fight with its sister party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), that threatened to bring down the government in Berlin.

Interior minister and then-CSU leader Horst Seehofer, in an effort to push back against the rising far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) chipping away at CSU voters, was pushing a much ...

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Eszter Zalan is a Hungarian journalist who worked for Brussels-based news portal EUobserver specialising in European politics, focusing on populism and Brexit.

The CSU's 'Political Ash Wednesday' rally in Passau saw Manfred Weber campaign for the commission presidency (Photo: Eszter Zalan)

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Eszter Zalan is a Hungarian journalist who worked for Brussels-based news portal EUobserver specialising in European politics, focusing on populism and Brexit.

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