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Germany: Die Linke vote on electoral program at party congress02:43

Germany: Die Linke vote on electoral program at party congress

Germany, Hamburg
June 11, 2017 at 16:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Members of the left-wing political party 'Die Linke' gathered at the Hannover Congress Centrum on Sunday as part of a 3-day congress session to vote on the party's electoral programme ahead of the general election scheduled for September.

Some of the key points to their programme include: working to an end to military interventions overseas, raising the standard top rate of tax to 53 percent (with an additional tax on very high earners). They propose a tax of 60 percent on anyone earning more than EUR 260,000 ($291,088)and a 75 percent tax on those who earn over EUR 1 million ($1,119,570).

Under Die Linke's plans, the minimum wage would rise to EUR 12 per hour ($13.43), unemployment benefit would be expanded and in the place of the Hartz-IV benefit there would be replaced a minimum seurity of EUR 1,050 ($1,175).

Voting lasted approximately 2 hours, reportedly ending on time for the next scheduled event.

Germany: Die Linke vote on electoral program at party congress02:43
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Members of the left-wing political party 'Die Linke' gathered at the Hannover Congress Centrum on Sunday as part of a 3-day congress session to vote on the party's electoral programme ahead of the general election scheduled for September.

Some of the key points to their programme include: working to an end to military interventions overseas, raising the standard top rate of tax to 53 percent (with an additional tax on very high earners). They propose a tax of 60 percent on anyone earning more than EUR 260,000 ($291,088)and a 75 percent tax on those who earn over EUR 1 million ($1,119,570).

Under Die Linke's plans, the minimum wage would rise to EUR 12 per hour ($13.43), unemployment benefit would be expanded and in the place of the Hartz-IV benefit there would be replaced a minimum seurity of EUR 1,050 ($1,175).

Voting lasted approximately 2 hours, reportedly ending on time for the next scheduled event.

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