Coalition Talks SPD May Drop Demand for Finance Ministry

Clinching the powerful post of finance minister in coalition talks would be a major coup for the center-left Social Democrats. But they may drop the demand in return for policy concessions -- and due to tactical considerations by SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel.
SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel may not insist on the finance ministry for his SPD.

SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel may not insist on the finance ministry for his SPD.

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Reporting by Horand Knaup and Gordon Repinski