Coalition bitterly divided over paternity decision

September 6th, 2013

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An advisor for governing coalition member Socialistisk Folkeparti is being accused of stoking tension among the parties in the wake of the decision on Wednesday to drop plans to pursue earmarked paternity leave for fathers

The advisor is said to have compiled past statements by Socialdemokraterne and Radikale cabinet members and MPs in favour of such a plan.

Several of the quotes wound up later being used by the press during discussions about the government’s back-track on the issue.

The decision to drop the plan drew criticism from members of all three parties, while discussions within the cabinet reportedly put Socialdemokrat and Radikale ministers against Socialistisk Folkeparti ministers.


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