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Frederiksen confirms he will rely on the center to form the government


The center-left bloc, headed by the Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, achieved at the end of the count, already at dawn, hang on the majority of them. The arrival of the result of the Autonomous Territory of Greenland, where two linked parties won, allowed the Social Democratic Party to obtain a sufficient number of seats. After 100% of the votes were counted, the center-left block added 49% and 87 Seats, to which a Social Democratic deputy from the Faroe Islands should be added, another overseas territory, such as Greenland, contribute two states to the Danish Parliament.

This result guarantees Frederiksen the possibility of forming a new government, and the Danish Prime Minister announced at dawn that she will seek to achieve a more stable majority in the center, in cooperation with Lars Lok Rasmussen, at the head of the moderate Liberal Party, whose project was to reach 16 seats.

In Greenland, where polling stations did not close until 11 p.m. due to the time difference, the democratic socialist Siyumut and the Inuit socialist Atakatigit kept their mandates, effectively saving Frederiksen from losing the government. The Danish Prime Minister announced that she will submit her resignation today and will try to form a centrist government, as promised in the campaign.

Its goal is to achieve as much stability as possible in the end fragmented, even with twelve parties having parliamentary representation. “The SPD went to the elections to form a broad government,” said Frederiksen, who will present his resignation today to Queen Margaret II and separately with all political leaders, because both his allies and Rasmussen support him taking the position. a task. The SPD leader confirmed that she would first meet with the Liberal Party, the main opposition force.

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Finally, the Social Democratic Party was the force with the most votes and got 27.5%, which is two points more than the previous elections of 2019. On the other hand, it lost many of its allies, especially the Social Liberal Party, which fell by five points. Points up to 3.7%. It was the social liberals who forced Frederiksen to call an early election, due to a political scandal linked to the sacrifice of millions of visionaries in the fall of 2020, due to a surge in the Corona virus, and they appear to have been punished for their role in the government crisis.

Liberals worst result in 34 years

The Liberal Party maintained its position as the leading force in the right-wing bloc, but at only 13.3%, the worst result in 34 years. The decline is due in large part to the emergence of two new forces created by two figures who left this party and dragged votes with it: the moderates of Rasmussen, who would be positioned as a third party with 9.3%; And Denmark’s anti-immigration Democrats, led by former Integration Minister Inger Stojberg, had 8.1%.

Returning to the room is a personal victory for populist politics, who less than a year ago was sentenced to two months in prison for her order. illegal dismissal Refugee spouses in Denmark’s first isolation trial in three decades.

The Socialist People’s Party, at 8.3%, slightly improved its numbers for 2019, while the Liberal Alliance tripled its score by 7.6%. The Conservative Party, which emerged at the beginning of the summer in the polls as the leading force in the right-wing bloc, fell to 5.6%.

Larogeverde, the environmentalists of the alternative and two other forces also entered the Consolidated List of Parliament anti-immigration, The New Right and the Danish People’s Party (DF), which continues to decline, having become in 2015 the second most voted force in Denmark. Now it doesn’t even reach 3%.

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