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Prime Minister calls long awaited election

Danish Prime Minster Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced a long awaited national election on Friday. Election will be 15 September, 2011

Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen has declared a general election on the 15 September, 2011.

Although this does not come as a surprise to most Danes, the call for election has been long awaited, and up until now the voting date has been unknown.

The Prime Minister’s speech aired on DR, among other news stations.

Pressure from all sides

The election campaign that will last 20 days has already been characterized as the toughest ever, writes

The house is much divided, causing a potential collapse in negotiations between governing parties, the Liberals, Conservatives and Danish People’s Party.

The call for election comes after a week long of strong pressure from other parties to call an election. According to various political polls Social Democrat leader, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, is currently the political favourite and expected to take office after the election.

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