German election results give Angela Merkel a wardrobe headache

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German election results give Angela Merkel a wardrobe headache
Berlin:  Relishing a thumping election victory for her conservatives in Germany's Sunday election, a smiling Angela Merkel said on Monday that conjecture about looming coalition talks presented her with a dilemma on what to wear.

With speculation swirling about her coalition options - which Germans tend to describe in terms of party colours - a relaxed-looking Merkel told reporters how she had tried to choose a neutral colour for the news conference.

"This morning I stood in front of my wardrobe and I thought red is no good, bright green is no good, blue was yesterday, what are you going to do?" said Merkel, who wore a dark jacket with a blue-green hue.

"I decided for something very neutral," she chuckled, raising a cheer and applause from reporters.

The Social Democrats (SPD), with whom she seems most likely to share power, have red as their colour while green represents the eco-friendly Greens who may offer Merkel another coalition option. Her own conservatives' colour is black.

© Thomson Reuters 2013

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