Bavarian Prime Minister and head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer gives a speech during a CSU party congress in Munich, Germany Nov. 21, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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The CSU is the sister party of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and is a member of her coalition government in Berlin, but Seehofer has emerged as her most high-profile domestic critic in recent months.Merkel, who marks her 10-year anniversary in office on Sunday, has rebuffed calls from the CSU and members of her own party to impose a formal cap on the number of refugees Germany will accept, saying it would be impossible to enforce.A poll last week showed that 60 percent of Germans are unhappy with Merkel's refugee policies.In what some may interpret as another slap at Merkel, Seehofer also announced plans to travel to Moscow soon to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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