Bavarian leader calls for end to 'welcome culture' for refugees

November 21, 2015 12:24 PM

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MUNICH (Reuters) - A prominent ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up his criticism of her refugee policy on Saturday, demanding an end to the "Willkommenskultur" that has encouraged record numbers of migrants to seek asylum in Germany.

A day after criticising Merkel -- as she stood uncomfortably beside him on stage -- for refusing to put a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany, Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer called for "a culture of reason, not a culture of welcome."

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