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Denmark's election: Tacking right

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her Social Democrats are out of government. The hard-right Danish People's Party may be in

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NORTHERN Europe’s voters have been swinging to the right as the continent stumbles out of recession. That shift gathered momentum yesterday in Denmark, where voters ousted a government led by the centre-left Social Democrats and cleared the way for one led by the centre-right Liberal party. Lars Løkke Rasmussen (pictured), the Liberal leader, is set to take over from Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark’s first female prime minister. But the most significant result was not the swing from centre-left to centre-right, but the possibility that the new government, like that of Finland, will include a hard-right eurosceptic anti-immigrant group, the Danish People’s Party (DPP).
Pollsters had predicted a virtual tie between the “blue” (right) and “red” …

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