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« Reply #325 on: September 19, 2011, 10:07:16 am »
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It will also probably be difficult, and not a priority for Helle to change the Danish immigration system because the SD has such a slim coalition in parliament. Only a few mps who become angered by a perceived loosening of immigration rules, could bring down the government with a vote of no confidence with Venstre and the DPP. I'm not an expert on Danish politics, but it does seem like Denmark has one of the strongest xenophobic sentiments in Europe right now if the DPP's success is anything to go by.

Honestly I have a hard time taking that sentiment seriously. PVV get better results in Netherlands, the Progress Party better in Norway. The reason for DPP success in getting influence is the same as the Norwegian Progress Party, it's stable, it get rid of the worst lunatics, when they open their mouth and it play after the parliamential rules.
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« Reply #326 on: September 19, 2011, 11:59:21 am »
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And still polls far less than the openly fascist FN.
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« Reply #327 on: September 25, 2011, 04:49:36 pm »
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Helle's message to British Labour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8JKTfLoD2s
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« Reply #328 on: October 03, 2011, 05:17:24 am »
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The negotiation has been finished
Here's the new government.


http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/ECE1410871/new-govt--the-ministerial-list/

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Denmark’s new Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt presents her Social Democratic-Social Liberal-Socialist People’s Party cabinet today, with 23 ministers.

Several of the ministers – such as Bjarne Corydon (SocDem), Nicolai Wammen (SocDem), Uffe Elbæk (SocLib) and Christian Friis Bach (SocLib) are newcomers to Parliament. Two others are not MPs – Martin Lidegaard (SocLib) and Thor Möger Pedersen (SocPpl).

The average age of the ministerial list is 43, with the youngest at 26 and the oldest at 57.

Only two in the list have previously held ministerial posts – Henrik Damm Kristensen (SocDem) and Margrethe Vestager (SocLib).

The ministers will be presented to Queen Margrethe around 10.30 this morning, after which the traditional ministerial handovers will take place as the new government begins its first day on the job.

The list includes the youngest ever Danish minister in Thor Möger Pedersen, 26 and Denmark’s first minister with an immigrant background in Manu Sareen, 44.

Other interesting features are that the Integration Ministry is to be axed and the Foreign Ministry is to have four ministers – Foreign, EU, Export and Foreign Trade and Development.

The following is the ministerial list:

Social Democrats:

Prime Minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 44.
Finance Minister: Bjarne Corydon, 38.
Justice Minister: Morten Bødskov, 41.
Defence Minister: Nick Hækkerup, 43.
Social and Integration Minister: Karen Hækkerup, 37.
Employment Minister: Mette Frederiksen, 33.
Europe Minister: Nicolai Wammen, 40.
Transport Minister: Henrik Damm Kristensen, 54.
Children and Youth Minister: Christine Antorini, 46.
Urban, Housing and Rural Minister: Carsten Hansen, 54.
Food Minister: Mette Gjerskov, 45.

Social Liberals

Economy and Home Affairs Minister: Margrethe Vestager, 43.
Science Minister: Morten Østergaard, 35.
Culture Minister: Uffe Elbæk, 57.
Climate Minister: Martin Lidegaard, 44.
Ecclesiastical and Equality Minister: Manu Sareen, 44.
Development Minister: Christian Friis Bach, 45.

Socialist People’s Party

Foreign Minister: Villy Søndal, 59.
Growth and Trade Minister: Ole Sohn, 57.
Health Minister: Astrid Krag, 28.
Export and Foreign Trade Minister: Pia Olsen Dyhr, 39.
Tax Minister: Thor Möger Pedersen, 26.
Environment Minister: Ida Auken, 33.

The surprise is how weak posts the Social Liberals got (beside Margrethe Vestager), but it seem to have been the price for SD and SPP compromises on taxation. Beside that SPP have gotten some surprising heavy posts, through the foreign ministry has been weaken. But it seem to have benefitted Villy Søvndal, who has been left with the more ideological aspect of foreign policy, while the more practical and pragmatic aspect has been left to the Export and Foreign Trade Minister, the Development Minister and the Europe Minister.
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« Reply #329 on: October 03, 2011, 05:29:29 am »
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Which is the more powerful/influencial out of Economy Minister or Finance Minister?
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« Reply #330 on: October 03, 2011, 05:39:15 am »
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Which is the more powerful/influencial out of Economy Minister or Finance Minister?

Finance Minister. In many way the difference can be described more or less as the Finance Ministry makes the annual budget, while the Economy Ministry ensure that the former has used the right numbers. So the Economy Ministry is more or less a internal control ministry with little external influence.
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« Reply #331 on: October 05, 2011, 07:33:17 am »
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Which is the more powerful/influencial out of Economy Minister or Finance Minister?

Finance Minister. In many way the difference can be described more or less as the Finance Ministry makes the annual budget, while the Economy Ministry ensure that the former has used the right numbers. So the Economy Ministry is more or less a internal control ministry with little external influence.

After I looked close on the new ministriesm, it seem that the Ministry of Economy has been  significant strengthen, it has taken over the financial ministy's prognose and statistic departments. That mean that the two ministries are around equally strong. 
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« Reply #332 on: October 05, 2011, 07:37:51 am »
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It is a Danish pecualirity, that there are seldom two ministers per a department.  Do you have really a Department of Climate nowadays.
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« Reply #333 on: August 05, 2012, 06:44:52 pm »
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http://drugi.euractiv.com/elections/denmark-unpopular-government-col-news-513795

Missed this one.

The Red-Greens are closing in on the Social Democrats in the polls and both are dangerously close to the People's Party. What the hell's been going on in Denmark for the new government to have become so hated, so fast? The right already took to flack for the Eurozone crisis here or is it genuinely just leftist voters getting depressed by austerity from a leftist government?
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« Reply #334 on: August 05, 2012, 06:49:56 pm »
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Poor Gucci Helle, I still love you.

It seems pretty self-explanatory to me. The left's discontent across the EU with mainstream social democratic parties who are in power has been universal.
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« Reply #335 on: August 06, 2012, 04:25:40 pm »
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Helle's poor polling numbers are nothing new. She turned out to be a failure even faster than I expected her to. Intresting to hear she's managed to loose the Red-Green Alliance though. I had read she was having problems making her coalition-partners get along, but I thought a potential government collapse was more unlikly. The prospect of new elections in Denmark already this year are exciting though.

Still doubt the alliance will actually vote down the government in the end. New elections mean the return of a burgious government, and that's not something the alliance wants.   
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« Reply #336 on: August 06, 2012, 10:24:37 pm »
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Still doubt the alliance will actually vote down the government in the end. New elections mean the return of a burgious government, and that's not something the alliance wants.   
Doesn't the Alliance also view the current government as bourgeois?
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« Reply #337 on: August 07, 2012, 03:54:18 pm »
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Still doubt the alliance will actually vote down the government in the end. New elections mean the return of a burgious government, and that's not something the alliance wants.   
Doesn't the Alliance also view the current government as bourgeois?

To a certain extent I'm sure they do. But I'm sure Ö still see them as the less evil alternative.
A lot of left-winger's will call out Obama for being a worthless corporate sell-out, but they still wouldn't want to switch him for Romney.

I believe Helle is safe for now, but things are going to get a lot harder for her.

We'll have to see for how long the Social Democrats will be able to keep Radikale and Enhedslisten together.

I guess I got my question from election night answered btw.

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« Reply #338 on: August 07, 2012, 04:10:34 pm »
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But left-wingers should not be too sad though. There are some breaking Danish political news we can all enjoy.

Pia Kjærsgaard is stepping down as leader of the Danish People's Party after 17 years.

Couldn't find any source in English yet, but here's a Swedish article from SvT.

EDIT: And here's a more extensive Danish article from Politiken.

(And according to the poll next to that article VBIC would get 89 seats if an election was held today, mening there would be a theoretical possibility of a centre-right government without support from the Danish People's Party) 
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The last opinion poll from Megafon is both bad and good news, it show that the government would fall if there was a election, but at the same time all three parties of the government has increased their mandates, through Unity List has lost a few percent over the summer. This will remove much of the infighting in the government, while Unity List which have attacted the government over the summer may tone down the rethoric.

As for Pia Kjærsgaard, this is a big thing as much as I dislike her, she has been  a great politician and party leader, she has transformed a small splinter group from a deeply irrelevant and moribund party (the progess party) into a major force in Danish politic, she has dominated Danish politic from 1997-2007 and even after that she was a force to fear. While she was not the European right wing populist who delivered the best result, she still stand head and shoulders above her fellows around Europe, she has created a party with incredible staying power with a clear and stable succession. While her success had a lot to do with luck as she created a xenophobic party just before the tabloid Extra Bladet started a anti-immigrant campaign (ironic after the former Conservative leader Hans Engell became Editor-in-Chief in 2000, the newpaper began a move to the left and dropped its anti-immigrant focus). Of course this was only partly accidental, as the Nyrup government Three Monkey (don't look, hear or ask) policy, had created a fertile ground for both the DPP and the campaign.
But what really made her a giant among xenophobes was her pragmatism, she made a deal with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, where she made him PM against him pushing the Danish immigration policy to the hard right, while keeping economic keeping the status quo of the last Nyrup years.  Of course if Fogh had not been a principleless spineless sell-out, who cared more about his own career than his country this would never have been possible. In fact her greatest luck was that Uffe Ellemand didn't win the election in 1997 as it would have kept DPP from ever getting the influence it got (Uffe and Pia hate each other).
But at the same time she has also been willing to moderate herself, many say that the tone in Danish immigration policy has become uglier over the last ten years, and to some degree other parties has adopted a harder tone, but people also forget how ugly the tone was between 1997-2001 and the terrible thing DDP said, no leading politicians of DPP say thing so brutal anymore, and on the other side the left don't spit after DPP anymore, so in many ways the tone in the immigration debate, while still hard, has become civilised, it has just become another issue to discuss and not the difference between good and evil politicians.

As the new leader of DPP Kristian Thulesen Dahl (Tulle), he has been the crown prince and one of the members of the ruling triad in DPP (the last being Peter Skaarup). But if Pia is a firebreather Tulle is more shy, calm and diplomatic, he is a great negotiater and he understand economics. Economic he is rather moderate, but on the immigration issue and want some degree of social justice (for poor Danes of course) , Pia and he agrees, but at the same time he wish to continue the evolution of DPP into a real party rather than just a anti-immigration movement, this may mean that he may make deals with government and make deals which are primary economic. In the long term he hope to make DPP into the (European-style) conservative party.
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« Reply #341 on: August 13, 2012, 05:34:01 pm »
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Missed this one.

The Red-Greens are closing in on the Social Democrats in the polls and both are dangerously close to the People's Party. What the hell's been going on in Denmark for the new government to have become so hated, so fast? The right already took to flack for the Eurozone crisis here or is it genuinely just leftist voters getting depressed by austerity from a leftist government?

Here's the latest numbers

Party letter - Party name; % of votes at election 2011; % of votes now

A - Socialdemokraterne/Social Democrats; 24.8 %; 18.9 %
B - Det Radikale Venstre/Social Liberal Party; 9.5 %; 9.4 %
C - Det Konservative Folkeparti/Conservative People's Party; 4.9 %; 4.2 %
F - Socialistisk Folkeparti/Socialist People's Party; 9.2 %; 5.9 %
I - Liberal Alliance/Liberal Alliance; 5.0 %; 4.7 %
K - Kristendemokraterne/Christian Democrats; 0.8 %; 0.6 %
O - Dansk Folkeparti/Danish People's Party; 12.3 %; 13.9 %
V - Venstre/Liberals; 26.7 %; 32.7 %
Ø - Enhedslisten/The Unity List - The Red-Green Alliance; 6.7; 9.7 %

Well, the government is loosing voters in both directions, and the word løftebrud (breach of faith) continues to stick to them.

The Government, mainly the Social Democrats, have lost voters to the opposition, primarily the Liberals and Danish People's Party. One of the main reasons is that SD had to accept the sharp reduction of the efterløn (an early retirement pay) that they had campagined vigorously against in the election, if they were to agree on a coalition with the Social Liberal Party. They won some of the decisive votes at the election due to fighting against this reduction, and those voters have now returning to the opposition parties. Other reasons might be the slight loosening up of the immigration policy, general mistrust as the government breached a number of election promises, and the fact that unemployment hasn't fallen.

The Social Democrats and Socialist People's Party are bleeding voters to the left - i.e. the Red-Green Alliance. This, as you suggest, ofc has something to do with austerity measures being driven through by the Government. But the main reason is the tax reform that the Government made with the Liberals and the Conservatives. The main proponents of this reform was raising the limit that makes you pay the top tax rate, allowing a bigger tax allowance for people in employment, and reducing state (unemployment, early retirement, etc.) benefits with 5 % (phased in until 2023). Especially the latter was difficult to defend for the SPP, and two of their MP's refused to vote for the reform. One of them was whipped back into order, but the other one (Özlem Cekic) kept her resistance. She was subsequently removed of all her posts in the party, and is not allowed to speak on the party's behalf. The Red-Green Alliance was furious about the reform; not only because of the content they declared unfair and anti-social, but also because they had negiotated with the government about a tax reform as well. They even thought that they had agreed on a reform that was somewhat leftier, but then the government chose to make the deal with the opposition instead.

This severely damaged the relationship between the Red-Green Alliance and the government. The Red-Green Alliance's spokesperson Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen claimed that their were in opposition to the Government's economic policy, and that they do not feel obliged to support any of the Government's measures. This makes the up-coming budget negotiations extremely exciting. Few believe that the Red-Green Alliance will make the Government collapse, as this will certainly allow the right wing to regain power, but it will be difficult for the party to the accept a budget of mainly liberal economic policy. The Government could make some concessions, but the Social Liberal Party won't allow too many of those. The Government could make a deal about the budget with some of the opposition parties, but then they will have to make a lot of concessions that could ultimately break the Government from within. If the opposition does not get a high number of concessions, they will be more than happy to let the Government fall as they would currently win a landslide victory at an election.
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« Reply #342 on: August 15, 2012, 11:46:52 pm »
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Any chance of a leadership challenge to Helle if the Social Democrats' poll numbers keep falling like this?
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« Reply #343 on: August 16, 2012, 05:36:09 am »
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Any chance of a leadership challenge to Helle if the Social Democrats' poll numbers keep falling like this?

That would be very unlikely, I reckon. The incumbent prime minister is virtually never challenged. If they fell behind the Red-Green Alliance in the polls or came very close at doing that, then perhaps she would be challenged, but I still wouldn't consider it likely too happen. Even the SPP leader Villy Søvndal, whose party's crisis seems slighty bigger, has not been challenged, and he was widely supported at their latest party conference.

If Helle loses an election, then of course it's another talk. Then it's very likely that she will be challenged, and the question would be whether she would want to continue as party leader. Right now the most likely candidates to lead the Social Democrats after Helle would probably be one of these three:

Mette Frederiksen, MP 2011- and currently Minister of Employment
She used to be considered a part of the left wing of the party, which was non-flatteringly referred to as the Hugo Chavez-fraction, but has moved towards more centrist position in recent years, especially after becoming minister. She's the second-most popular minister, Helle btw is nr. 21, and has managed to appear compassionate while also being able to make tough decisions, and agree on reforms with the opposition

Nicolai Wammen, MP 2001-2005, mayor of Aarhus 2006-2011, MP 2011- and currently Minister for European Affairs. He is considered quite centrist and could be the compromise candidate between the two wings. He was, however, awarded the unfavourable post as Minister for European Affairs which brings him little media attention, especially as the Danish presidency has ended and the opt-out referendums has been indefinitely postponed. He was probably given this low-profile job because he was considered the frontrunner to challenge Helle if she had lost the 2011 election; rumours said that he had begun inquiring for support in the party, so he was considered a threat and somewhat illoyal.

Nick Hækkerup, mayor of Hillerød 2000-2007, MP 2007- and currently Minister of Defence.
He is the candidate from the right-wing of the party, like Helle,  and is a part of the Hækkerup-family who have had several influential members of the Social Democrats for generations. He had a great relationsship with the business community when he was mayor.

Of course a relatively unknown member of the party could also emerge, much like Helle herself did when she won the leadership election in 2005.

I can apparently not include links in my post, but if you search google for "Villy-effekten er stendød" then the first article appearing from MetroExpress, provides you with the list of ministers ranked according to popularity.
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« Reply #344 on: August 16, 2012, 09:14:59 am »
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Looking at those polling figures/changes it seems that beyond some movement (perhaps even polarisation) on the Left (F > Ø) and Right (C, I, K > O) the real movement is a 6% swing from A > V.
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Looking at those polling figures/changes it seems that beyond some movement (perhaps even polarisation) on the Left (F > Ø) and Right (C, I, K > O) the real movement is a 6% swing from A > V.

The major movement on the left is undoubtedly from F to Ø; at the election in 2011 F had lost just above 2 % of the votes to Ø since the 2007 election. This movement seems to have continued, and accelerated after the aforementioned tax reform. Some of A's voters are moving to Ø as well, 1 % of the electorate moved from A to Ø at the 2011 election, and my guess would be that around 1 % further has made that move now.

I'm not sure, however, that your movement on the right is correct. O lost a bit above 1 % to A at the 2011 election, probably mainly because O had agree to drastically reduce the efterløn scheme. But since A agreed to that reform after the election, my guess is that these voters have returned to O, maybe even with some interest. O could have pinched some voters from C in addition to the 0.5 % they took at the election, but I don't think that O has picked up many voters from K or I. I't probably mainly V who has picked up votes from the other right-wing parties; they reason why V gained one mandate in the 2011 election was that they gained just above 2 % from C, which more than covered the losses they made to other parties, so I imagine that V has kept on eating C.

V has probably picked up 4 % or so from A, which is a quite massive swing. I listed some of the reasons for that in the post with the poll numbers. The swing has been particularly significant among working class voters. At the 2011 election A received 30.5 of the working class vote, while V received 23.0 %. These numbers are now more than reversed: V receive 33.4 %, while A % only receive 19.6 %.
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Per Ørum Jørgensen, leader of the Christian Democrats, has withdrawn from the party because the party members in his constituency refused to nominate him for the leadership election at the party conference next month. Jørgensen left the Conservatives in 2010 to join the Christian Democrats, and led the party in the 2011 election campaign. The party received 0.8 %, and was quite far from reaching the 2 % required for entrance into Folketinget. The party hoped to gain a constituency mandate in the Westernmost multi-member constituency, but 2.9 % of the votes in Vestjylland (Western Jutland), Jørgensen's constituency, was not enough either.

The party members in his constituency were disappointed with his decision to move to Copenhagen, and thereby giving up his candidacies for the regional and municipal elections in Vestjylland next year; at least in the latter he stood a decent chance of being elected. They also say that they prefer a leader who could provide "a stronger and more stable internal communication". Furthermore, some of the hard-core Christians disapproved of the fact that he is getting re-married and this with a woman who already has two children from a former marriage.

It will be interesting to see what strategy the Christian Democrats will pursue now, as that has shifted quite notable a few times in the last ten years. The party started out in 1970 to oppose the recently passed liberalization of restrictions on pornography and the legalization of abortion. They entered parliament in the Earthquake election of 1973. Soon they broadened their programme to include environmental protection, a high degree of development aid, a centrist economic policy and support for the nucleus family. They usually received between 2 and 3 % of the votes, with 5,3 % in 1974 as the peak, which kept them continuously in the Folketing between 1973-1994, and participated in centre-right governments from 1982-1988, and a centre-left government from 1993-1994. But some of their policies were increasingly picked up by other parties, so they had some difficulties in retaining the voter share, and they just failed to reach the 2 % threshold at the 1994 election.

In the following years the pursued a more agrarian policy which allowed them to pick up voters as the traditional agrarian party, the Liberals, was in the process of becoming a broader party. This allowed the Christian party to re-enter parliament in 1998, and pass the threshold in 2001 as well. However, they barely had any influence on legislation while the Liberals re-gained some trust in agrarian areas, so they failed to achieve representation in parliament at the 2005-election. So in the 2007 election they had made a rather radical shift towards the left; they supported Thorning-Schmidt as PM, were a loud opponent of the Danish People Party, and pursued more leftish economic policies. But they only received 0.9 %; their worst result ever. From 2008-2010 they returned to the beginning with a quite right-winged religious leader, until Jørgensen took over the party. In the 2011 election he emphasized a sound economic policy, more support for the outskirts of Denmark and wanted Lars Løkke Rasmussen as PM.

So the question is whether they go left, right or religious; all roads they have tried in recent years. But no matter which road they take, it will be difficult for them to keep the party united and to pass the threshold at the next Folketing election.
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« Reply #347 on: September 06, 2012, 02:25:50 pm »
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Very informative. Thanks, Diouf.
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« Reply #348 on: September 07, 2012, 05:25:08 am »
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Very good Diouf. Although the English term for jordskredsvalg would be land-slide election not earth quake election.

Nice that there are actually things happening on the political scene in Denmark. The politics on this side of Öresund are really uneventful, with the exception of the recent death of a 24-year-old MP.
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Very good Diouf. Although the English term for jordskredsvalg would be land-slide election not earth quake election.

Nice that there are actually things happening on the political scene in Denmark. The politics on this side of Öresund are really uneventful, with the exception of the recent death of a 24-year-old MP.

I mainly understand land-slide election as a big win for a certain party or block, like the Tony Blair victory of 1997, which was not what happened in 1973 so I thought that term could add some confusion. I know Earthquake election is not a really good term, but it was difficult to find a term that covered the massive upheaval of the political system without being a significant shift to one side or the other politically. The main story of the 1973 election was that the four old parties dropped from a total of 84 % of the votes to 58,3 %, and the number of parties represented in Folketinget was doubled from five to ten.

Yes, Danish politics is quite eventful at the moment. The very exciting negotiations about the budget 2013 is starting, and a judicial commission has begun investegating the possible leaks and abuse of power regarding Thorning-Schmidt's tax case. Today another very interesting thing happened, at least in terms of personnel, which I will make a post about in a very short time.
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