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Majority of Danes want DF in the government

A blue majority in Christiansborg could be getting nearer

Some six out of ten Danes want Kristian Thulesen Dahl (left) and DF in the government (photo: S.Juhl)
June 23rd, 2015 9:58 am| by Christian W

Despite its impressive election result, right-wing party Dansk Folkeparti (DF) is still unsure whether it will become part of the Lars Løkke Rasmussen-led government. According to the majority of Danes, however, there is no doubt.

A new Gallup poll compiled for Berlingske newspaper showed that 60 percent of Danes want DF to be part of the new government, even if the party must ease some of its key demands.

DF head Kristian Thulesen Dahl has maintained that DF wouldn’t enter into the government at any price and the party has put forth four central demands after the election – including increased border control and an increase in the public sector of 0.8 percent.

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Getting there
Until now, DF and Venstre have been unable to agree to an accord on forming a majority blue-bloc government, but reports today indicate that the two parties could be nearing a consensus after all.

Rasmussen has contended that all blue-bloc parties have to make concessions if a blue majority government is to be found, and he has been given the green light to form a blue minority government if needed.