'No' side poised to win Danish vote on EU justice rules

Kristian Thulesen Dahl, leader of the opposition and right wing party Dansk Folkeparti casts his ballot for the EU referendum at a polling station in Thyregod, southern Jutland, on December 3, 2015Voters in eurosceptic EU member Denmark on Thursday rejected in a referendum a government proposal to deepen participation in the EU’s justice cooperation, exit polls and partial results showed. Two exit polls released after polling stations closed also gave the ‘No’ camp the victory. The ‘No’ side was led by the eurosceptic, anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP), which argued that dropping the country’s exemptions on EU justice rules would hand too much power to Brussels and could result in more immigration.

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