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Electoral suspense in Denmark as PM and rival neck-and-neck in polls

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Electoral suspense in Denmark as PM and rival neck-and-neck in polls

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Denmark goes to the polls on Tuesday in a general election which, according to the latest surveys, is too close to call. Centre-right Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is now attracting the same level of support as the new Social Democrat leader, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Political commentators said it could come down to the recently-formed New Alliance party, and which side it decides to throw its weight behind.

Speaking during a televised debate on Sunday, Rasmussen laid out his plans for the future, including a 1.3 billion euro tax cut and a large investment in the welfare system.

It is welfare which polls show is now the burning issue in this election and this is where Thorning-Schmidt has gained ground.