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Germany's Merkel in massive poll handout

German chancellor promises $40 billion in public spending three months before she stands for re-election.

Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 09:28
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is promising big public spending as part of her election platform.

It's still three months before Merkel stands for re-election, but her Christian Democtrats are the last of the major parties to publish their election plans.

Not everybody is happy with her promises of a $40bn handout.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

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