Denmark election: Social Democrats win as PM admits defeat
Denmark's Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has conceded victory in the country's general election, paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power. The centre-left Social Democrats won 25.9% of the vote and her bloc secured 91 of the 179 seats in parliament. Support for the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) dived, four years after becoming second biggest party. Immigration was still a key factor in the election, along with climate change and welfare cuts, and the Social Democrats bolstered their support with a tougher migration policy. "Together we have created a hope that we can change Denmark, that we can improve Denmark," Mette Frederiksen told supporters. Denmark becomes the third Nordic country in a year to elect a leftist government, following Sweden and Finland.
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