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Election Day: Polls signal dead heat

DANISH NEWS - on election day, Denmark faces one of it's tightest election races yet.

Denmark is heading for its tightest election since 1998, when one seat and just 176 Faroese votes handed the Social Democrats victory. This is according to Politikken and Seven59.dk.

The final polls before the election indicate a virtual dead heat but with a slight advantage to the ’blue’ opposition parties – however, a one-seat shift across the centre would change the picture dramatically.

The latest Gallup poll projects a wafer thin 50.7% – 49.3% for the opposition, giving Lars Løkke Rasmussen a narrow 89-86 seat victory and the possibility of the ‘magic’ 90 overall majority if he wins just one additional seat from either Greenland or the Faroes.

A Megafon poll for Politiken indicates virtually exactly the same result, while a Wilke poll for Jyllands Posten gives the opposition an 88-87 seat lead, but the possibility of 90 seats and a win for the prime minister if she gets, as expected, three seats from Greenland or the Faroes.

Read the original article (in Danish) here.

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