Affirmative Action SPD Women Want Gender Quota from Merkel

Female members of Germany's Social Democrats want a coalition government with Merkel's conservatives to be contingent on a gender quota for company boards. Battered in the election, the SPD's men may now take these calls seriously.
The Social Democrats are gearing up for preliminary coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

The Social Democrats are gearing up for preliminary coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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jlp -- with wires