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Bavaria plans tougher approach to asylum-seekers in Germany
Bavarian State Premier Markus Söder has unveiled new measures to speed up the asylum process and deport rejected applicants.
- Christoph Hasselbach
He believes the rest of Germany should follow his lead.
With Bavaria’s elections only a few months away, State Premier Markus Söder of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) is advocating a tougher stance on asylum-seekers.
The CSU, which has traditionally dominated Bavarian politics, fears large numbers of voters could turn their backs on the party and support the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) instead.
That is why…