The center-left wins the elections in Denmark, but depends on support, according to polls

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The center-left wins the elections in Denmark, but it depends on support, according to the polls

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The centre-left bloc of the Social Democratic Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, has won the legislative elections this Tuesday with 47.5% but would depend on support to govern, according to a poll DR.

Frederiksen and his allies would win 85 seats to 73 for the right-wing opposition, with what the 17 deputies of The Moderates– a new party headed by former Liberal Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and which is committed to a centrist government – would be decisive. On public TV2, the center-left won 86 seats to the opposition's 72, but the electoral “referee” would continue to be Los Moderados with their 17 seats. According to DR, the Social Democratic Partyreceived the most votes with 23.1%, two points less, ahead of the Liberal Party, with 13.6% and almost 10 points less, in a Very fragmented Parliament in which up to 12 political formations would obtain representation.

The extreme right continues to fall

The Popular Socialist Party would be the third strongest force in the country. s voted with 9.6%, three tenths more than Los Moderados and six more than Alianza Liberal, which would triple its result three years ago.

The Conservative Party, which at the beginning of summer appeared in the polls as the leading force of the right-wing bloc, would fall to 5.5%.

The far-right Danish People's Party(DF), which in 2015 was the second most voted force and reached the highest number of votes. If it were to win European elections in Denmark, it would continue with the decline suffered in recent years and would remain as the smallest political formation in the Chamber, with 2.5%, half a point above the minimum barrier.

The relief as a xenophobic cutting force with greater parliamentary representation would be taken by the Democrats of Denmark, of Former Liberal Integration Minister Inger Støjberg, who would enter with 6.9%.

The key to the Government

If the final count, which is expected to end around midnight, confirms the results of the exit polls, Rasmussen would be the great winner of the elections and would have the key to decide who governs.< /p>

During the campaign, which was dominated by issues such as health and the crisis, Rasmussen rejected joined neither of the two blocs and defended The need for an Executive that brings together the main forces, an option that Frederiksen has also opted for, although as long as she heads a hypothetical government.

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This Tuesday's elections have been advanced several months due to a political scandal linked to the management of the coronavirus pandemic.

Denmark has been one of the European countries with the best numbers in its management of covid and with the fewest restrictions imposed, but with a mole: the< strong> At the end of 2020, the slaughter of millions of mink due to a health alert due to a mutation that could compromise future vaccines.

The Social Democratic Government of the first Minister Mette Frederiksen ordered the measure, which meant the temporary closure of a million-dollar industry, without having coverage to do so, which caused A legal amendment was made on the fly amid criticism from the opposition and from breeders.

“Very criticizable”

A parliamentary commission concluded in June that the actions of thegovernmentwas“very reprehensible” and saw grounds for opening disciplinary cases against several high-ranking officials, and although it considered that the prime minister's statements were “seriously misleading”, he admitted. that it was not possible to know if she was aware of the lack of legal coverage.

Frederiksen took He received an official reprimand from Parliament but avoided it. greater evils thanks to the support of her allies, although the pressure of one of those parties forced her to leave. to advance the elections.

In the electoral campaign, the “case of the minks” had some relevance at the beginning but has ended up marginalized by other issues such as health and measures against the crisis.