Denmark has grew to become the third Nordic nation this yr to kind a leftist authorities after the Social Democratic social gathering chief, Mette Frederiksen, finalised phrases for a one-party minority authorities. Aged 41, she turns into the nation’s youngest ever prime minister.
“It’s with nice pleasure I can announce that, after three weeks of negotiations, we have now a majority to kind a brand new authorities,” Frederiksen mentioned on Tuesday.
A bloc of 5 left-leaning opposition events led by Frederiksen’s Social Democratic social gathering gained a majority within the 5 June election, prompting centre-right chief Lars Lokke Rasmussen to resign as prime minister.
Whereas the leftist opposition bloc bought a convincing majority, assist for the Social Democratic Celebration declined barely in contrast with the 2015 vote, but it surely remained the most important social gathering.
Regardless of variations amongst left-leaning events over points equivalent to welfare and immigration, Frederiksen bought their backing to kind a one-party minority authorities, a typical association in Denmark.
The election outcomes signalled that Danish voters had rebelled in opposition to austerity measures, whereas dealing a blow to rightwing nationalists, who misplaced greater than half of their votes in contrast with 2015.
In Finland and Sweden, the Social Democratic events fashioned governments earlier this yr.