Bavarian CSU seeking better relations with ally Merkel as they plot election path

By Joern Poeltz MUNICH (Reuters) – The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies called for improved relations in their troubled conservative alliance on Sunday as the sister parties met to plan a strategy to defeat a resurgent Social Democratic Party (SPD) in September’s federal election. Horst Seehofer, leader of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has been a thorn in her side for much of the last two years, pressing for a cap on migrants that she will not support.
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