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Denmark calls national elections for June 18th

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Denmark calls national elections for June 18th


Denmark’s prime minister has called national elections for 18 June.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s centre-left Social Democrats are set to face stiff competition from the centre-right Liberals, who want more curbs on immigration and limits on state spending.

Polls suggest the Liberals and their allies will be victorious, which could result in a coalition that includes the eurosceptic Danish People’s Party, winner of EU parliamentary elections last year.

A centre-left bloc comprising the Social Democrats and their supporting parties is about 7-8 percentage points behind a centre-left grouping led by the Liberals, according to the polls.

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