Friday, December 9

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


The center-left bloc, headed by the Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, achieved at the end of the count, already at dawn, hold tight its majority. The arrival of the result of the autonomous territory of Greenland, where two related parties won, allowed the Social Democrat to obtain enough seats. With 100% of the votes counted, the center-left bloc added the 49% and 87 seats, to which should be added a Social Democratic deputy from the Faroe Islands, the other overseas territory that, like Greenland, contributes two mandates to the Danish Parliament.

This result guarantees Frederiksen the possibility of forming a new government and the Danish Prime Minister has announced at dawn that she will seek a more stable majority of the center, with the collaboration of Lars Løkke Rassmussen, at the head of the Liberal Moderates, whose project reached 16 seats.

In Greenland, where polling stations did not close until 11 p.m. because of the time difference, the Social Democrat Siumut and the Inuit Socialist Ataqatigiit kept their mandates, literally saving Frederiksen from losing the government. The Danish prime minister announced that she will present her resignation throughout today and will try to form a government of the center, as she had promised in the campaign.

Its aim is to achieve as much stability as possible in a very fragmented, with even twelve parties with parliamentary representation. “The Social Democratic Party went to the elections to form a broad government,” Frederiksen said this morning, who will present his resignation today to Queen Margaret II and separately with all political leaders, since both his allies and Rasmussen support his assuming that position. task. The Social Democratic leader assured that she will meet first 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 obtained 27.5%, two points more than in the previous elections of 2019. On the other hand, several of its allies lost ground, especially the Social Liberal Party, which fell five points up to 3.7%. The social liberals were the ones who forced Frederiksen to call early elections, due to a political scandal linked to the sacrifice of millions of visions in the fall of 2020, due to a mutation of the coronavirus, and have apparently been punished for their role in the government crisis.

The liberals, the worst result in 34 years

The Liberal Party maintained its status as the leading force in the right-wing bloc, but with only 13.3%, the worst result in 34 years. The fall is due in large part to the appearance of two new forces created by two figures who left that party and who have dragged votes with them: Rasmussen’s Moderates, who would be placed as the third party with 9.3%; and the anti-immigration Democrats of Denmark, led by former Integration Minister Inger Støjberg, with 8.1%.

Returning to the Chamber is a personal triumph for popular politics, which less than a year ago was sentenced to two months in prison for ordering the illegal separation refugee couples in what was Denmark’s first impeachment trial in three decades.

The Popular Socialist Party, with 8.3%, slightly improved its 2019 figures, while the Liberal Alliance, with 7.6%, tripled its result. The Conservative Party, which at the beginning of the summer appeared in the polls as the leading force in the right-wing bloc, dropped to 5.6%.

La Rojiverde, the environmentalists of the Alternative and two other forces also entered the Unitary List of the Parliament anti-immigration, the new right and the Danish People’s Party (DF), which continues to decline, after becoming in 2015 the second most voted force in Denmark. Now it doesn’t even reach 3%.


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