The outcome of Denmark’s general election on June 18 could depend heavily on the success of a radical new party called The Alternative.
By Lasse Thomasson. Published June 5, 2015 at openDemocracy.netDenmark is going to the polls on Thursday, June 18, and much may depend on the success of a new party called The Alternative (Alternativet).
The opinion polls suggest that the right wing will win, and that former Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, will return to his old job. However, the lead is narrowing, and the election is set to be very close. The current Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has turned out to be the Social Democrats’ best asset, and she might just squeeze out a narrow majority as she did in 2011. She is leading a minority coalition of the Social Democrats and the centre-left liberal party Det Radikale Venstre. Continue reading