Elections in Denmark set for June 5

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Denmark will hold a general election on June 5, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said Tuesday.

According to POLITICO’s polling, the Social Democrats will come in first with four seats, one ahead of Rasmussen’s Venstre. The Danish Social Liberal Party of European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager is on course to win one seat in the European Parliament.

The Financial Times reports that the vote that will probably deliver a rare victory in Europe for the centre-left after it intensified its anti-immigration rhetoric. 

Euronews also refers to opinion polls which suggest Rasmussen, from the centre-right Liberal Party, will lose power to Mette Frederiksen of the centre-left Social Democratic Party

Via POLITICO / FT / Euronews