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Mette finally made it: Denmark to get a new prime minister

Socialistisk Folkeparti, Radikale and Enhedslisten agree to minority Socialdemokratiet government

An accord was finally reached just before midnight (photo: Twitter/Pernille Skipper)
June 26th, 2019 12:39 am| by Christian W

The Danes will wake up to the news tomorrow morning that Mette Frederiksen will become Denmark’s next PM.

Frederiksen has taken her time in forming a new government since winning the general election on June 5, but with minutes to go on the 20th day, an accord regarding a new government was finally reached.

Socialdemokratiet (S), Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF), Radikale (R) and Enhedslisten (EL) agreed to make Mette Frederiksen the youngest PM in Danish history just before midnight. She will succeed Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the helm of Denmark’s government.

“We didn’t know if we could make it when we started. These are four parties with very different histories and opinions. But now we have reached our goal,” Frederiksen told DR Nyheder.

“As a result, we have shown that when the Danes go and vote as they did, a new majority can translate their hope into specific action.”

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Frederiksen stated that she will head to the queen’s residence tomorrow and announce that a government is ready to be formed, as tradition dictates.

The four parties have been negotiating for three weeks now and a political document has been scripted to formalise the agreement – an accord that involves binding climate legislation that aims to reduce emissions by 70 percent.

Other aspects of the agreement include opening the doors for more foreign workers and minimum quotas for daycare institutions.

Moreover, the new quartet have also agreed to scrap plans to use the island of Lindholm for criminal foreigners, to remove child asylum-seekers from the Sjælsmark centre and to once again accept quota refugees.