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How the Danish left succeeded to win the elections – and the challenges ahead

By Britta Thomsen / 5 July, 2019

Denmark has seen two major elections in 2019: European and two weeks later parliamentary. In both cases, voters moved away from populist parties, chose the mainstream parties – and provided Progressives with election victories. Specifically, the parliamentary elections resulted in a move to the left, unseen since 1971. Voters clearly...

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Strict migration policies and a minority government

By Susi Meret / 4 July, 2019

The new Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s minority government relies on support of a social-liberal and two rather left-leaning parties. The most important disagreement between the Social Democrats and their partners is on migration policy. A potential conflict, that could make the minority government difficult to steer through challenging times....

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Danish Social Democrats form young and progressive government

By Maj Jensen Christensen / 3 July, 2019

The progressive, welfare oriented parties won the Danish general election on June 5th. An understanding between the four centre-left parties has been reached, making it possible for the Social Democratic party leader Mette Frederiksen to form a one-party Social Democratic minority government and become the country’s youngest ever Prime Minister....

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Denmark: cautious new taxes for a progressive turn

By Sofie Holme Andersen / 2 July, 2019

In the recent parliamentary elections, the Danes have voted for more welfare spending and action on climate change. Now it is up the new prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to keep the promises of the campaign. But with the economy in good shape, taxing the rich in order to finance a...

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A comeback for the Danish Social Democrats?

By Jan-Erik Støstad / 3 June, 2019

Will Mette Frederiksen pull off an election victory for the Danish Social democrats on June 5 and become Prime Minister? It looks good with strong polls and a professional campaign. And it confirms a trend in the Nordic countries: soon, all Scandinavian EU countries could be run be Social Democrats....

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Danish Social Democrats: the struggle to rebuilt trust

By Peter Koch Palshøj / 29 May, 2019

Perhaps the script of Shakespeare’s Hamlet should be rewritten: Something interesting is happening in Denmark! Voters leave the populists, and some of them move to the Social Democrat party. Soon, Denmark may have a Social Democrat government, built on a centre-left majority. The spring of 2019 is an exhausting season...

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