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Right-wing parties win in Denmark

Anti-Inmigration Danish People's Party comes second and centre-right coalition will be able to form a new government. 

SOURCES BBC COPENHAGEN 19 JUNE 2015 16:23 h GMT+1
eleciont, denmark, votes Counting the votes in Denmark's national election. / Reuters

Denmark's opposition parties have beaten the governing coalition after a close general election. The centre-right group led by ex-PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen beat Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left coalition, although her party is the largest.



Ms Thorning-Schmidt has now stood down as Social Democratic Party leader.



The right-wing, anti-immigration Danish People's Party will become the second-largest in parliament.



With almost all votes counted, the centre-right bloc led by Mr Rasmussen had secured the 90 seats needed to form a government in the 179-seat parliament.



Turnout was 85.8%, the interior ministry said.



Talks are due to begin soon on forming a cabinet, which correspondents say could take weeks.



Mr Rasmussen wrote on Facebook that "difficult negotiations lie ahead".


 

 


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