‘Merkel could be out by NEXT WEEK!’: German MP claims Chancellor could lose her job as she REFUSES to back down on ‘open-door’ migrant policy
Angela Merkel could be ousted as Chancellor by next week if she doesn’t come up with a plan for the migrant crisis, a German MP claims.
Kai Whittaker, a member of Ms Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, said infighting could weaken the ruling coalition and make her position untenable.
Ms Merkel is at war with her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who wants Germany to send back migrants who have registered in other EU countries.
A reversal of her 2015 open-door migrant policy would be a huge blow to her authority, with neither of the pair willing to back down.
‘We are in a serious situation because the question of the migration crisis evolved into a power question,’ Mr Whittaker, 33, told BBC radio.
‘The question is who is leading the government? Is it Angela Merkel or is it Horst Seehofer? Everybody seems to be standing firm and that’s the problem.’
The MP for Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg said parliament was confused about what the coalition’s migrant policy even was.
‘We don’t know really. There is a master plan to solve the migration crisis, which consists of 63 ideas of Horst Seehofer,’ he said.