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BERLIN (Reuters) - 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 colors - a relaxed-looking Merkel told reporters how she had tried to choose a neutral color 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 color while green represents the eco-friendly Greens who may offer Merkel another coalition option. Her own conservatives' color is black.
Reporting by Madeline Chambers, editing by Gareth Jones