CDU/CSU Faction Meets As Bavarian Elections Loom

German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel and Interior Minister and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer arrive for a meeting of the CDU/CSU joint Bundestag faction at the Reichstag on October 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Bavaria is scheduled to hold state elections this coming Sunday. The CSU, which took a shift to the right in certain policy decisions in a bid to win voters from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), has seen its ratings drop precipitously in recent months and is facing a potentially disastrous election outcome.
(Oct. 8, 2018 - Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe)