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    Default Danish parliamentary elections 2019

    (As predicted by the Euro Elections)
    In what seems an overall great result (considering the times we are in) the center-left Red block has just swept to power in Denmark with 52% of the vote . Strangely even some of the centre right seemed to be celebrating on TV as the populist ext right DPP lost over half it's support (part of the Blue block losing power but not in the government). The most neo-liberal party, Liberal Alliance (in the government) lost 2/3rds it's support . An 84% turnout . Towards the leftside 2 of the smaller parties were the biggest gainers, the left neolib Social Liberals (Radikale) who were critical of the SocDem (who remained static) anti-immigration strategy and the old populist left Socialist People's party seem to have gained by marketing as a Green party. The hardest left Red Green Enhedlisten dropped slightly being a bit of a sting, while the centre leftish Green Alternative dropped too. The SocDems will have to negotiate with the 4 smaller parties of the centre-left and left

    Danish TV gives breakdowns by party, region , etc (notable is the SocDem fall in Copenhagen where Red Green held own and SPP and Radikale had major gains)
    https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/politik/re...r5hd1Ja1NCgP-4

    Analysis; Our own Irish Times seems spot on this time and in fact only one of the splitter ext right parties did well enough to win seats, the least extreme the new right, the ultra right party mentioned failed https://www.irishtimes.com/news/worl...ures-1.3915988
    Confirmed in the Danish leftish similar paper; it was mostly about Green issues https://www.information.dk/indland/2...dt-df?lst_frnt

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    Default Re: Danish parliamentary elections 2019

    Forensic analysis from the hard left Enhedlisten supporting old Communist paper (which veers from pragmaticism to erm old style in places ). It makes sense enough translated https://arbejderen.dk/indland/det-po...lketingsvalget

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    Default Re: Danish parliamentary elections 2019

    I wouldn't be so sure of 'swept to' - the various coalition options leave open the actual result.

    What is actually interesting is the possible move away from immigrant bashing. Many of my friends in DK had moved right as a result, as they saw it, of immigration policy, and probably haven't fundamentally changed but are hoping for some solutions bu a new gov.

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    Yes it's not really a sweeping, excuse my sense of relief at the electoral drubbing of the populist ext right DPP (the 1st major reverse of such in recent years). It is of course complicated . Analysises one somewhat wonky even to me are to be found at Jacobin, though this seems ok https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/denma...ts-immigration
    They didnt get around to a post election one yet though
    Last edited by GregTimo; 10-06-2019 at 09:50 AM.

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    Comment from a friend in DK -

    "Election: A mess! Social democrats did not win, but is depending on three parties in order to form a government - and they have some items where it simply seems impossible to reach common agreements, so we could have Swedish or Belgian situations here for a while - or new elections. Best thing is that the right wings were the major losers."

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    And contradictory analyises at the old Blairite NS even. The 1st a good point about the metro elite plot losing being a factor (as here and no doubt everywhere ) but it is way wonky https://www.newstatesman.com/world/e...cial-democracy
    The contradicting article being more matter of fact https://www.newstatesman.com/world/e...ation-policies
    I would point out a worrying Czech parallel . Their SocDems collapsed after leading the government (4% in the Euro elections) and caving to the populist right anti-refugee stuff , but their was major fake news on social media reported there . Similar stuff happened in Hungary I recall reading and maybe Poland. Very depressing . So if the Danish SocDems dont at least deliver on their social welfare promises ... https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/a...1WTkoE1SrKVRdM

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