A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is renewing a call for centers at borders from which refugees would be allowed into the country according to daily quotas.
Julia Kloeckner, a deputy leader of Merkel's Christian Democrats, hopes to oust a center-left governor in a March 13 election in Rhineland-Palatinate state. In neighboring Baden-Wuerttemberg, fellow party member Guido Wolf hopes to return the party to power after a five-year hiatus.
In a joint statement Sunday, they pressed for daily quotas of an unspecified size, renewing a call Kloeckner made a month ago. The pair stressed their support for Merkel's efforts to achieve a European solution to the migrant crisis but added Germany can't depend solely on the goodwill of other unwilling nations.
Germany saw more than 1 million asylum-seekers enter the country last year. European nations have been deeply divided over the immigration crisis.