COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s prime minister conceded defeat Wednesday after common elections during which left-leaning events made massive features that can in all probability put the Social Democrats again in energy after 4 years in opposition.
Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen stated he would resign Thursday from the submit he has held since 2015.
Mr. Rasmussen’s center-right Liberal Social gathering was getting about 23 % of the votes, an enchancment. However a giant loss by the populist Danish Individuals’s Social gathering means the prime minister will not be capable to muster a majority within the 179-seat Parliament.
The chief of the Social Democrats, Mette Frederiksen, stated voters had determined a brand new route for the nation.
“Tonight we have now gotten a victory” for the center-left, Ms. Frederiksen stated.
The Social Democrats have been rising as Parliament’s largest celebration. It and 4 different left-leaning events appeared headed to having 91 seats within the new Parliament.
Mr. Rasmussen stated his authorities would proceed as caretaker. He stated would advocate a governing coalition with the Social Democrats and his Liberal Social gathering.
In contrast to in different European nations, far-right populists don’t appear to be on the rise in Denmark. Earlier than the vote, Nicolai Wammen, the Social Democrats’ No. 2 official, stated the celebration had “a optimistic feeling about this election.”