Exclusive Bavarian Premier Seehofer Briefly Faints During Party Meeting

Horst Seehofer, Bavarian state premier and leader of the CSU, the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, has fainted during a party meeting on Tuesday. Mr. Seehofer, one of the most vocal critics of Ms. Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, is said to have fainted during a caucus meeting in the Bavarian town of Wildbad Kreuth. An ambulance was seen driving up to the conference center shortly after. A spokesperson for the party said Mr. Seehofer suffered a dizzy spell and that the situation is “not dramatic,” according to a tweet from Germany’s Spiegel magazine. German news agency dpa reported Mr. Seehofer sat down and was able to continue giving a speech at the time. Earlier today, Mr. Seehofer gave interviews to reporters ahead of the caucus meeting and seemed in good health at the time.