Denmark’s general election Wednesday is likely to produce a change of government.
The highest-polling party, the Social Democrats, currently averages 27 percent support, leading the second-placed Liberals by an average of 8 points.
POLITICO reports that the Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen has said she aims to lead a left-wing minority administration but no party will be able to form a government without at least some support from others.
The Guardian reports that tacking left on welfare and right on immigration looks likely to pay off for Denmark’s Social Democrats, who are widely expected to return to power this week as voters desert the centre-right government and the far right.
Referring to the Poll of Polls which analyses dozens of polls in the course of 2019, the country’s progressive “red bloc” of parties has increased its lead over the more conservative “blue bloc,” which currently governs the country under Liberal Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
Red-bloc parties, which include the Social Democrats, Radical Liberals, Red-Green Alliance and Socialist People’s Party, have a 12-point lead (55 to 43) over the blue bloc. The trailing alliance is headed by the Liberal party and includes the Euroskeptic Danish People’s Party and Christian Democrats.