Newsday: Danish exit polls show opposition winning election

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CommentExit polls in Denmark show that the left-leaning opposition Social Democratic Party leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt winning a majority int he 179-sea parliament. The best news to come out of Denmark is that this puts an end to the right-wing populist Danish People’s Party (DPP) role in forcing the country to have the strictest immigration laws in Europe.

Since 2001, minority right-wing governments have relied on the support of the DPP. 

If Thorning-Schmidt’s bloc wins the election, she will become the first woman to lead the Danish government.

The Social Democrats have refused to work with the DPP and have said publicly that they will stem the influence of Pia Kjærsgaard’s party.

Migrant Tales will publish more on the Danish elections later on.

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Danish voters appeared set to elect their first female prime minister Thursday and end 10 years of pro-market reforms and a hardening of immigration laws.

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