Tags: EU | Denmark | Elections

Denmark PM Resigns after Left-leaning Parties' Election Win

Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:37 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's center-right prime minister has resigned after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government.

Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's resignation Thursday leaves the center-left Social Democrats to try to form a one-party minority government.

Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's largest party, will start complex talks to reach a basis for a government.

Frederiksen had rejected forming a coalition with Loekke Rasmussen's Liberals.

Loekke Rasmussen failed to maintain a majority in parliament after the populist Danish People's Party's vote share plunged to 8.7% in Wednesday's election from 21.1% in 2015.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Denmark's center-right prime minister has resigned after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government.Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's resignation Thursday leaves the center-left...
EU,Denmark,Elections
108
2019-37-06
Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:37 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved