Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called a snap general election for November 1st, seven months ahead of the scheduled 2023 vote. Heinz Bierbaum, the President of the European Left, comments:
“Congratulation to the Red-Green-Alliance for their stong campaign in the Danish parlamentary elections! The situation is dificult for the left in Denmark – a trend which spreads trough Europe.
“The election sets the stage for a further lurch to the right in official Danish politics. Since 2019, Frederiksen has ruled in a minority government backed by the other ‘red bloc’ parties. This election gave her left-leaning bloc a one-seat majority in parliament. But Frederiksen’s pledge to build a broad left-right coalition may make it difficult for her to form a stable government. Red-Green-Alliance, a member of the Party of the European Left, warns the Prime Minister to stick to the left bloc and to not go outside the red block while forming a new government. The upcoming negotiations will be decisive for Denmark: I hope for successful negotiations to prevent a further turn to the right.”