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Government Change To Left In Denmark

  • September 17th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

denmark-pm-16911.jpgElections in Denmark have produced a change to a centre left government, 16.9.11, to be headed by the leader of the Social Democratic party, Helle Thorning-Schmidt (picture).

It was a narrow victory with the new government expected to hold 92 of the 179 parliamentary seats.

The Social Democrats promised a renovation of the economy with spending on infrastructure and education.

The previous government, under outgoing Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, had been in power for ten years, obtaining numbers to govern comfortably since 2007 from the anti-immigration People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti, DF), which had 25 seats, and will be in the opposition now with 22.

Reference

Le Monde, Paris, La gauche revient au pouvoir au Danemark(Left returned to power in Denmark), 16.9.11.

Picture  wikipedia

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