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File photo of German Green Party co-leader Claudia Roth holding up a scarf reading: "Green will win" after her re-election at the party convention of the Green Party in Hanover, November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimme/Files

File photo of German Green Party co-leader Claudia Roth holding up a scarf reading: "Green will win" after her re-election at the party convention of the Green Party in Hanover, November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimme/Files

File photo of German Green Party co-leader Claudia Roth holding up a scarf reading: "Green will win" after her re-election at the party convention of the Green Party in Hanover, November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimme/Files
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File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talking with the co-leader of the opposition Green Party, Claudia Roth, before a debate at the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files

File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talking with the co-leader of the opposition Green Party, Claudia Roth, before a debate at the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files

File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talking with the co-leader of the opposition Green Party, Claudia Roth, before a debate at the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files
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File photo of newly elected chairpersons of the German green party Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, Claudia Roth (R) and Cem Oezdemir posing for the media after their election as party leaders, during the second day of their party convention in Erfurt, November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File

File photo of newly elected chairpersons of the German green party Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, Claudia Roth (R) and Cem Oezdemir posing for the media after their election as party leaders, during the second day of their party convention in Erfurt,...more

File photo of newly elected chairpersons of the German green party Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, Claudia Roth (R) and Cem Oezdemir posing for the media after their election as party leaders, during the second day of their party convention in Erfurt, November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File
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File picture shows Claudia Roth, co-leader of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) as she holds up two cups with the party's new logo during a party convention in Nuremberg November 24, 2007. REUTERS/Alex Grimm/File

File picture shows Claudia Roth, co-leader of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) as she holds up two cups with the party's new logo during a party convention in Nuremberg November 24, 2007. REUTERS/Alex Grimm/File

File picture shows Claudia Roth, co-leader of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) as she holds up two cups with the party's new logo during a party convention in Nuremberg November 24, 2007. REUTERS/Alex Grimm/File
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File photo of leaders of Germany's environmental Green Party (Buendnis 90 - Die Gruenen) Cem Oezdemir (L) and Claudia Roth attending a federal party congress in Berlin June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files

File photo of leaders of Germany's environmental Green Party (Buendnis 90 - Die Gruenen) Cem Oezdemir (L) and Claudia Roth attending a federal party congress in Berlin June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files

File photo of leaders of Germany's environmental Green Party (Buendnis 90 - Die Gruenen) Cem Oezdemir (L) and Claudia Roth attending a federal party congress in Berlin June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files
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File photo of delegates of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) voting during a party congress in the western German city of Cologne December 2, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

File photo of delegates of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) voting during a party congress in the western German city of Cologne December 2, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

File photo of delegates of the environmental German Greens party (Buendnis 90 Die Gruenen) voting during a party congress in the western German city of Cologne December 2, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files
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