Photo Gallery: Government Childcare Allowance Splits Germany
06/13/2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is intent on pushing through a childcare...
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is intent on pushing through a childcare allowance for mothers who elect not to send their little ones to daycare. It is a controversial proposal, but one which her coalition partners from the Christian Social Union (CSU) insist on. This image is from a protest against the plan in front of the Chancellery. The faces are of CSU head Horst Seehofer, Merkel and Family Minister Kristina Schröder.