Christian Social Union (CSU) party member and Bavarian State Minister of Finance, Markus Soeder, accepted his party nomination as candidate for Bavarian state premier in next year's regional election. The decision was made public at a press conference in Munich on Monday. Speaking from the Landtag of Bavaria, Soeder said he was «happy» and «very grateful» about the party's decision. He continued... Еще by saying he accepts «the task with courage, but also with humility.» Soeder also expressed his support towards the decision of keep Horst Seehofer in the post of CSU party chairman. «I consider this the right decision, a good and strong decision, because it makes it clear that we are strongly present at the federal level in the difficult and lengthy negotiations in Berlin,» he said. CSU is the Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angel Merkel's CDU.