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Smiling in the face of defeat

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The leader of Denmark’s Social Democrats has told supporters she had campaigned hard but it was not enough to defeat the ruling Liberal-Conservative coalition. Speaking at a rally at the Social Democrat post-election venue, Helle Thorning-Schmidt vowed to defeat Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
“next time”.

“I am confident that our campaign has made its mark and many Danes showed us their trust today, but it was not enough,” she told supporters.

With almost all of the results now in, Anders Fogh Rasmussen is now assured of having an absolute majority in Parliament, with at least 90 seats out of 179.