For the CSU, however, the upper limit on immigration (of 200,000 people p.a.) has
become part of its mantra and therefore the party will stick to it. As an alternative
to the common platform, it will become a major element of its own supplementary
platform, the plan for Bavaria.
This plan shall underline the CSU’s self-reliance in
the imminent campaign but it also aims at securing the CSU’s majority in the state
elections in Bavaria in autumn 2018. While this is quite some time in the future,
the intention is to prevent a further strengthening of the AfD on the regional level,