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Christian Social Union of Bavaria
|Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern|
|Leader||Horst Lorenz Seehofer (Minister President of Bavaria)|
Franz Josef Strauß-Haus|
Nymphenburger Str. 64
|International affiliation||Christian Democrat International and International Democrat Union|
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party - European Democrats|
|Colours||Blue (campaign colour)|
The Christian Social Union of Bavaria or Christlich Soziale Union (short CSU) is a conservative political party in the German state of Bavaria. In the federal parliament of Germany (Bundestag) the CSU and the CDU, which the main center right political party of Germany, always join together.
Its chief is Horst Lorenz 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.