Friday, September 16, 2011

Coalition talks begin in Denmark

Denmark's Prime Minister-elect, the Kinnocks' daughter-in-law (yes, I know it's unfair but I can't resist it, especially as she used to be an MEP as well) has won a very narrow victory of five seats and is starting those famous coalition negotiations that we are so used to
However, analysts said she faced a tricky task to find consensus among the disparate opposition parties that won a fragile five-seat majority in Denmark’s 179-member parliament.

Ms Thorning-Schmidt owed her victory to gains by the centrist Social Liberals and the far-left Red-Green Alliance, while her own Social Democrats lost ground compared with the last election.
As I said before, we shall be watching with interest.

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