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General election to take place on June 18

Just 23 days remain for campaigning

The Danes will head to the ballot boxes on June 18 (photo: Johannes Jansson)
May 27th, 2015 11:11 am| by Christian W
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After months of waiting, the Danes can finally pencil the 2015 election day into their calendar as the prime minister revealed this morning that the election will take place on Thursday June 18.

That leaves an election campaign period of just 23 days, if you include today and June 18 into the calculations.

“It’s an honour to be Denmark’s prime minister and it is a great responsibility. Should the Danes once again look to me, I will continue the successful course,” Thorning-Schmidt said.

“It’s time to ask the Danes whether we should keep the course or say yes to the opposition’s experiment.”

READ MORE: Government unveils budget plan as call for election approaches

Poll position
The government yesterday revealed it had set aside 39 billion kroner for the public sector budget plan should it be re-elected.

And while opposition party Venstre is currently leading in the polls, government party Socialdemokraterne has been catching up in recent weeks.

An Epinion poll for DR Nyheder revealed last week that the Danes saw Thorning-Schmidt as being a better politician, leader, Danish representative and ambassador abroad than Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the head of opposition party Venstre and the current government’s main opponent in the upcoming election.