Germany’s ruling coalition under threat of uncertainty

(VOVWORLD) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition between the CDU-CSU alliance was facing an uncertain future, as her hardline conservative interior minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation this Sunday, after weeks of battling to change her mind on migrant policy.

If Seehofer steps down, the CSU could offer a replacement of the interior minister if it aims to remain tied to Merkel's CDU party. Alternatively, it could break up the two parties' decades-long partnership, depriving Merkel of her majority in parliament, launching Germany into uncharted political waters. To survive politically, Merkel could attempt to achieve a minority government, seek a new coalition partner in the ecologist Greens or pro-business Free Democrats, or orchestrate a no-confidence vote in parliament that could trigger new elections.