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Danish People's Party landslide - more than 25 per cent in EU election

DANISH NEWS - Nationalist, anti-EU party got the most votes

The anti-EU Danish People’s Party (DF) has emerged triumphant from the European parliamentary elections, according to Seven59.dk and other Danish media.

Led by popular vote grabber Morten Messerschmidt, the Danish People´s Party won an historic victory with 26.6 per cent. With four seats they are now Denmark’s biggest EU party.

Venstre, the Liberal Party got just 16.7 per cent of the vote, the party’s worst result for 25 years, the Liberals will now have just two seats in the new EU Parliament, half of DF’s four.

Small parties kept seats

The Social Democrats slipped back to 19.1 per cent and three seats, but a sign, according to Prime Minister Helle Thornig-Schmidt, that ‘the party’s imminent extinction has been severely exaggerated’.

The smaller parties all maintained their support – the Conservatives claimed success, with 9.2 per cent and one seat, while the Socialist People’s Party, Social Liberals, and People’s Movement Against the EU all retained their single seats.

Read b.dk article (in Danish) here.

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