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Danes take left turn against cuts

Issue No. 2270

The centre-left “red bloc” narrowly won Denmark’s election last week—throwing out a decade-long Liberal government propped up by the far right Danish People’s Party.

The Social Democrats, lead party in the winning group, ran on a ticket of protecting the welfare state and using social spending to stimulate the economy.

And their bloc also includes the far-left Red-Green Alliance—who won 12 MPs out of 179.

But the Social Democrats may prefer to work with the centrist Social Liberals, who share many of the old government’s economic policies.

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Tue 20 Sep 2011, 18:04 BST
Issue No. 2270
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