Corporate Compromise Coalition Talks Yield Plan for Gender Quota

Negotiators working to form a new German goverment coalition agreed this weekend to introduce a gender quota of 30 percent on the supervisory boards of publicly traded companies in the country in 2016. The issue has been the subject of intense debate.
Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared in May at a meeting of women in leadership positions in Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared in May at a meeting of women in leadership positions in Germany.

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jlp -- with wires