Denmark to hold general election on June 18

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt speaks during a press conference to announce general elections for June 18, 2015, in Copenhagen on May 27, 2015Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday called a general election for June 18, as opinion polls show her centre-left coalition trailing an opposition bloc bolstered by the success of the far-right. “Denmark is back on track, we are out of the crisis… It’s time to ask the Danes if they want to maintain this direction,” said Thorning-Schmidt, who under election regulations had to hold a vote by September 14. “I want all of Denmark with (me).

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