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  Bavarian conservatives and Free Voters reach coalition deal
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AuthorJoshua Posaner
News DateSunday, November 4, 2018 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBERLIN — The Christian Social Union and Free Voters group agreed on a coalition deal to govern the German state of Bavaria on Sunday, including a commitment to ramp up border police and create a digital ministry.

The CSU, which has long dominated politics in Bavaria, won 37.2 percent in the regional election three weeks ago — its lowest result since 1950 — causing the party to lose its absolute majority in the Bavarian legislature. The poor showing forced the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU to team up with the center-right Free Voters movement.

Under the deal, the CSU’s Markus Söder will remain the region’s premier, while the Free Voters will take over three ministries: economy, environment and culture.
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