Government going left

Last week’s cabinet reshuffle represents a turn to the left that will see the government more likely to come into conflict with the opposition, say leading opposition MPs. The reshuffle saw the appointment of Henrik Sass Larsen (Socialdemokraterne), an open critic of corporate bailouts, as the business and economy minister and Annette Vilhelmsen (Socialistisk Folkeparti) as the social affairs minister, a position from which she will better be able to push socialist policies. Analysts said the new cabinet appeared to have closely aligned ministers with ministries that matched their political strengths. Members of governing parties said the reshuffle should result in a clearer delineation between the government and the opposition. – Børsen