Coalition Purgatory Will Merkel's Party Buckle on Tax Hikes?

Chancellor Merkel's conservatives unequivocally rejected tax increases in the recent election campaign. But now that they need to find a coalition partner among left-leaning parties, their tone seems to be changing.
Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to her finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble

Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to her finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble

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dsk -- with wires