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Archive for July 2019

What lies behind the Danish Social Democrats‘ trend-bucking victory? An aggressive stance against hyper-immigration and reconnecting with their working class base

Tuesday, J July 2019

In Denmark’s June general election the Social Democrats emerged as the biggest party, returning to government as head of a ‘Red Bloc’ left-wing coalition. This bucks the general downward trend in the fortunes of the historic centre-left parties across the developed world. But what lies behind this victory? Following a change of leadership in 2015, the Social Democrats have taken an aggressive stance against hyper-immigration. And in reconnecting with their working class base have, in combination with other parties, sapped electoral support from the extreme Right.

 

Danish election results: 2015 and 2019

Danish election results: 2015 and 2019

 
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