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Christian Social Union of Bavaria
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern
|Leader||Markus Söder (Minister President of Bavaria)|
|Headquarters||Franz Josef Strauß-Haus|
Nymphenburger Str. 64
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|International affiliation||Christian Democrat International and International Democrat Union|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party - European Democrats|
|Colours||Blue (campaign colour)|
Its chief is Horst Seehofer.
In January 1946 the CSU was founded for the whole of Bavaria.
In the federal government the CSU always joins with the CDU.
The CSU is more conservative than the CDU.
The CSU is a very conservative party according to the people of Bavaria, who mainly live in the countryside and smaller towns and villages.
Traditionally it tried to make a compromise between conservative tradition and social welfare.
Currently it leans to more free market beliefs instead of social care.