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Germany's SPD Demands Tax On Rich Despite Merkel Veto

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November 09, 2013 AT 5:18 AM
Germany's center-left Social Democrats hope to reach a deal to raise taxes on the rich even though Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are opposed. Andrea Nahles, deputy SPD leader and a likely minister in a new government, renewed the demand from the SPD's left wing even after chairman Sigmar Gabriel said it was no longer essential to raise taxes as the SPD had pledged in its election campaign.