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Election 2015: Opposition parties losing ground

DANISH NEWS - New poll shows the opposition's lead is slipping away

The opposition continues to maintain a very slight lead in the election race. This is according to and

The latest Epinion poll for DR News shows a virtual dead heat between the two sides, with the ‘blues’, at 50.9 pct., edging out the government and its allies who currently stand to win 29.1 pct. of the vote.

If the figures were repeated on election day, the opposition would win with a three seat, 89-86 majority, which would we be reduced to a single seat when the four seats from the Faroe Islands and Greenland are included.

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The far-left Red/Greens appear to be heading for their best election result ever, and could win 16 seats, four more than in 2011. On the opposite wing, the business-friendly Liberal Alliance is also enjoying a strong campaign and, at 8 pct., could win an impressive 14 seats, five more than the last election.

The Social Democrats, with 26.1 percent, are on course to regain their traditional spot as Denmark’s biggest party, while the main opposition party, the Liberals, at 20 percent, could win 37 – just five more than the populist Danish People’s Party (DPP).

The Conservatives, at 3.6 percent, continue to struggle and could end up with just six seats, the same as the newly-formed Alternaive Party (3.1 pct.).

Coalition partner, the Social Liberals, continue to lose support and could see their seat total more than halved, from 17 won in the last election to just eight.

Read article (in Danish) here.

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