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Lars Løkke still negotiating for a new coalition

DANISH NEWS - Danish Peoples' Party refuses to compromise, dashes hopes that the Liberal Party can form a majority government

Prime Minister elect Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s hopes of putting together a majority coalition including all four centre-right parties were dashed over the weekend by Danish People’s Party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl’s refusal to compromise on his ‘four ultimate demands’ – especially the call for permanent border controls. This is according to and Politikken.

The DPP’s EU sceptic MEP Morten Messerschmidt advised the Liberals to remember which party on the right won the most seats in Thursday’s election.

“The Liberals need to listen to voters in southern Jutland, close to the border with Germany, who made it very clear when they voted that border control is the biggest issue for them,” he said, urging Mr Løkke Rasmussen to acknowledge the ‘new parliamentary situation’ – the DPP won 741.746 votes and are now parliament’s second-biggest party.

“The choice comes down to either committing to a policy for the next four years and then being allowed to sit to administer it or a position where a Liberal-led government would have to ask us every time they want to do something,” he said.

The Liberals support the move for a more effective border control but don’t believe there’s a need for automated barriers, passport checks, or new administrative buildings at checkpoints.

Read the original article (in Danish) here .

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