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Denmark - November 2022

Social Democrats secure election majority

The incumbent Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s centre-left Social Democrats have secured the best election results in more than two decades as they gained the required 90 seats in the general election. This makes the Social Democrats the biggest party in the parliament with more than a quarter of the vote (27.5 per cent). Given that these elections were considered as a vote of confidence for Frederiksen’s handling of the pandemic as well as the ensuing crises due to inflation and geopolitical uncertainty, the results are important for the government’s and Prime Minister’s legitimacy going forward. Voter turnout was 84.2 per cent, a trend not too different from past elections.

Sources: Euronews, British Broadcasting Corporation, Danish Parliament, International IDEA

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