by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Merkel’s Sister Parties are CDU and CSU. Those parties share a common parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Germany’s Parliament.
CSU is only organized in the German state of Bavaria while the CDU operates in the other 15 states.
Policies of the parties have generally been the same, until now.
In the wake of the success of the anti-immigration AfD party in German regional elections on Sunday, Merkel is Under Renewed Attack by the head of CSU and others.