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« on: October 15, 2012, 05:51:40 pm »

The SPP realignment story continues.

27 year old wonderboy and architecht behind the partys "pragmatic" right wing turn Thor Møger Petersen is fired as Minister of Taxation and replaced with 62 year old former party chairman Holger K. Nielsen from the "traditionalist" left wing of the party.
Nicknamed "Møgungen" ("the brat") Thor Møger was hated among the middle aged rank and file members from which Vilhelmsen draws her support.

Former Communist party boss turned succesfull publisher and neoliberal SPP right winger Ole Sohn is fired as Minister of Business and Growth (where he was quite popular with the business community) and replaced with new party chairman Anette Vilhelmsen.

After two days of marathon negotiations first with prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and today with the leader of the dominant Social Liberals Margrethe Vestager it will be interesting to see if Vilhelmsen has managed to get any concessions from the two other "queens" in the government.

Fun fact. After the election of Vilhelmsen all four party leaders to the "left" are female and all four party leaders to the right are male. Boys against girls in the next election campaign.  
Calling Ole Sohn neoliberal is wrong in so many ways....
How about you drop the Ekstrabladet rhetoric. It is after all the equivalent of the Daily Hatemail.

And then to more serious business. This isn't a realignment, but on one hand at struggle between a more streamlined party understanding and a focus on internal party democracy. Villy Søvndal failed to grasp the dissatisfaction among large and influential parts of the party where it came to the way things were run. The little things like failing to give the dissatisfied a forum to get rid of their frustrations etc.
On the other hand the personality of the two candidates was very important. Astrid Krag failed miserably when it came to likeability and ran a bad campaign whereas Annette Vilhelmsen presented herself as a much more pleasant person (but weaker on policies) and ran a near perfect campaign.

The biggest losers were the political experts, who presented the election of Astrid Krag as a done deal, again proving that they have few to none reliable sources in SF Cheesy 
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 03:11:42 am »

I was in Fælledparken yesterday and witnessed anti-democratic hooligans attact women and children. They also tried to rip the red banners to pieces and threw things at the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen. 100 % assholes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 03:38:44 pm »

Sara Olsvig is running for chairman of IA
Here is the announcement from her facebook page - in Greenlandic, Danish and English :-)

Sukumiisumik isumaliutigereerlugu ippassaq immikkoortortaqarfitsinnut qinigaatitatsinnullu nalunaarpunga Inuit Ataqatigiit siulittaasussaattut qinersinissamut sassarniarlunga pissanganaq!

Efter grundige overvejelser meddelte jeg i går vores lokalforeninger og folkevalgte, at jeg stiller op til formandsposten i Inuit Ataqatigiit spændende!

After having thought of this thoroughly I yesterday informed the local branches of our party, that I am running as party leader - exciting!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 05:05:27 am »

The Danish Minister of Defence has Carl Holst has resigned (for the reasons Diouf has mentioned earlier in thread). His replacement will be presented to the Queen in about 7 hours.
Peter Christensen will be the new minister of Defence. PC, as he is called, failed to get elected to parlament in june, but is now making a comeback.
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