Winners of Germany's federal elections in September spent more than a month hashing out the specifics of a ruling coalition between Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and the second place Social Democratic Party, whose membership must still approve the agreement. Among the deals struck during negotiations is a new restriction on prostitution in Germany.
Germany's biggest political parties have agreed to ban so-called flat-rate sex offered by some brothels in the country.
The move is part of a clampdown on Germany's booming prostitution industry that critics say has got out of hand since a 2002 law legalised sex work.
They view as exploitative the special offers in some brothels where men can have unlimited sex for 100 euros ($136).
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