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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:41 PM

Denmark Moves to the Left as Nationalists Suffer Deep Losses

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Source: Bloomberg

Denmark’s Social Democrats won Wednesday’s election, resulting in a changed political landscape that will bring with it a new left-leaning government led by a 41-year-old woman.

Voters handed the anti-immigrant nationalists their worst drubbing ever in an election, and the result puts Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen in line to be Denmark’s youngest prime minister and only the second woman to lead the country’s government.

The result suggests that voters have had enough of the ultra-hard line of the Danish People’s Party on which the center-right coalition has relied for support. Even Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen signaled that he found some of Denmark’s immigration laws too draconian after recently revealing that the Harvard-educated American fiancee of his 29-year-old son was unable to stay in the country.

The center-left opposition bloc gained 91 seats versus 75 for the center-right government bloc, with a small number of seats still to be distributed. Frederiksen, whose Social Democrats led with 26% of the vote, now may face protracted coalition talks. The result is the latest example of center-left parties regaining political dominance in the Nordic region, with both Sweden and Finland leading the way in earlier elections.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-05/danes-set-to-oust-government-as-anti-immigrants-suffer-setback



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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:43 PM

1. This gives me more hope for a Blue Tsunami here in the US that dwarfs the Blue Wave of 2018.

Followed of course by another wave of criminal investigations and prosecutions with stiff prison sentences for certain politicians.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:49 PM

2. Good for them

Glad to see they're regaining their senses, bucking a trend where half of Europe is losing their fucking minds.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:51 PM

3. I'm hoping, and its looks like its happening, that other countries are seeing what a mess we are &

learn from our mistakes though I don't think we will.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:02 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Recursion.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:07 PM

5. Locking as a Duplicate

This is a duplicate of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142325596

Please continue discussion there.

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