Everything indicates that Denmark will get a centre-left government after the elections on Thursday. The four parties that now belong to the opposition – Social Democrats, Socialist People’s Party, Social Liberals and Red-Green Alliance – get 91 of the Danish Parliament’s 179 seats in an opinion poll commissioned by the news agency Ritzau.
But while the Social Democratic party leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt is likely to bring her party back to power the party seems to get its worst election since 1905. The principal partner, Socialist People’s Party is also dropping in the polls. Instead, it is the opposition’s outer edges that are going up in the polls, the far-left Red-Green Alliance and the centrist Social Liberals. Something that makes it unclear exactly how a centre-left government will be formed.
|Party||Opinion Poll 13 september||Elections 2007|
|Socialist People’s Party||10.2%||13%|
|Danish People’s Party||12.9%||13.9%|