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Denmark's governing coalition wins a third term

Denmark's governing coalition wins a third term
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen has won a third term in office following a general election in Denmark. With the poll not due until 2009, Rasmussen took a chance and went to the country early. However with 15 months of consecutive economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in 33 years, a budget surplus of over three percent and the withdrawal of Danish troops from Iraq, it looked a record to merit a third term.

However it was a close campaign, with the Social Democrats of Helle Thorning-Schmidt neck-and-neck with Rasmussen’s coalition until the final hours before the poll.

The Liberal-Conservative coalition have won an absolute majority with 94 seats in the 179 seat parliament.