It is election day in Denmark, which EuroNews will be covering throughout the day, and a hair’s breadth separates the two leading parties. Outgoing prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his Liberal/Conservative coalition have seen the healthy lead they held when they called the snap poll 15 months early whittled away by the Social Democrats and their new leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Rasmussen is seeking a third term in office, and has run the country since 2001 with parliamentary support from an anti-immigrant right wing nationalist grouping, the People’s party. The Social Democrats are snapping at his heels under Thorning-Schmidt, who if she wins will become Denmark’s first female leader. She is also the daughter-in-law of former British labour leader Neil Kinnock.