The Christian Social Union is a conservative political party that only operates in the state of Bavaria. In the fifteen other German states, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) stands as its counterpart.
46 seats in the German federal parliament.
CSU members who currently serve as governmental ministers: Horst Seehofer, Minister of the Interior Markus Söder, Minister-President of Bavaria
Principles: free enterprise, federalism, united Europe under Christian principles
Differences with the CDU: it is more conservative, especially on social issues such as abortion, church-state matters, and immigration.
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