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The Outcome of the Danish Election Retains the Social Democrats in Power

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Danish Election

Danish Election

After all votes in a general election were tallied, #Denmark’s left-leaning bloc will continue to hold a small majority in parliament, opening the door for the current prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, and her Social Democratic party to serve another term. With 27.5% of the vote, the Social Democrats once again gained the majority in parliament, marking their greatest election in more than 20 years.

In the 179-seat parliament, the left-leaning group received 87 seats, giving it a majority if the Faroe Islands and two seats in Greenland, a #Danish region that frequently elects left-leaning candidates, were to support it.

As a result, Frederiksen would have the authority to attempt to create a new government first. Frederiksen, who has favoured a wide coalition across the conventional left-right divide and said that political unity is necessary at a time of international instability, is likely to face a problem in the event that the leftwing parties gain a majority.

She might start talks with Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the outgoing prime minister, and his new non-aligned party, the Moderates, which has also advocated for a coalition of major parties.

The Socialist People’s Party, the Red-Green Alliance, and the Social-Liberal party the latter of which was previously led by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s commissioner for competition are the left-leaning groups on which Frederiksen can rely to create a new administration. Early on Wednesday, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the head of the opposition Liberal party, conceded defeat. 19 of the party’s 43 parliamentary seats were lost.

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