Christian Social Union (CSU) chairperson Horst Seehofer announced that he will no longer run as candidate for Bavaria's state premier at next year's regional elections, during a press conference at the CSU headquarters in Munich on Monday. «Next year I will no longer run for the office of Bavarian Prime Minister. I will also hand over my duties around the first quarter of 2018,» stated Seehofer... Еще before the press. The politician said that following discussions, CSU has found and his new successor in the current party member and Bavarian State Minister for Finance, Regional Development and Home Affairs Markus Soeder. Soeder accepted his nomination earlier that day during a press conference alongside CSU parliamentary group leader Thomas Kreuzer at the Landtag of Bavaria.