Posted on 06. Jun, 2019 in: News

Anti-migrant party wins 4 seats but extremists fail

The anti-Muslim Stram Kurs (Hard Line) failed to win the 2% needed to enter Parliament but the hard-line New Conservatives won four seats after getting 2.4% of the votes. Two other fringe parties,…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: Last minute shock as Løkke drops coalition partners

Faced with a resounding defeat today Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has declared the three-year old Liberal/Conservative/ Liberal Alliance coalition ‘dead and buried’ and will now push for a ‘straight down the middle’…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: Opposition leader rejects unity government

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s new ambition for an across the centre coalition was immediately dismissed by opposition leader Mette Frederiksen who said her aim remains the same – a minority, Social Democrat-only…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: Newspapers dismiss PM’s new direction

Today’s editorials in national newspapers question Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s motives for his last-minute turnaround and suggestion of a centrist government of ‘willing parties’. Tabloid daily BT asks whether voters really know…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: Foreign media focus on Social Democrats’ compromise

Today’s election has garnered attention abroad with news outlets focussing on the likelihood of a Social Democrat victory based on strict immigration policy. The British Daily Mail reports how ‘Mette Frederiksen, the leader…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: 13 parties – what they stand for

13 parties will contest today’s election, usually grouped in two opposing factions – the centre-right ‘blue’ bloc or centre- left ‘reds’. However, the traditional political lines have become blurred during the current elective…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: A who’s who of the 13 party leaders

A quick rundown of the 13 party leaders contesting today’s election: Lars Løkke Rasmussen: Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (55) regained power in 2015. He succeeded (NATO Secretary General) Anders Fogh Rasmussen as…

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Posted on 05. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election Day: Comfortable victory for opposition followed by tricky government negotiations

The polls indicate a comfortable victory for the opposition today but it’s the post-election negotiations to form a new government that will be tricky according to analysts. Rune Stubager, an expert on Danish…

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Posted on 04. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election 2019: Mette, Løkke…or chaos?

No matter who wins tomorrow’s election, Danish politics are heading for a period of instability at a time when the complete opposite is needed – and according to Jyllands Posten the new government’s…

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Posted on 04. Jun, 2019 in: News

Election 2019: New poll indicates no way back for Løkke

The opposition parties have increased their lead in the polls and are on course to win 108 seats tomorrow, their best result for fifty years. Voxmeter’s latest daily poll indicates a potential landslide…

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7:59 – Danish News Today, is the most reliable source of daily Danish news in English for diplomats, the ex-pat community, the business sector, or anyone in Denmark or abroad seeking an insight into what’s happening in Denmark right now.

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