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Helle Thorning-Schmidt to be Danish PM after poll win
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|Last Edited||New Jerusalem Sep 15, 2011 06:22pm|
|News Date||Friday, September 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Denmark's centre-left has won the general election, ending nearly a decade in opposition. |
With nearly all votes counted, the bloc led by Social Democrat leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt was headed for a narrow majority in parliament.
She is set to become Denmark's first woman prime minister. Incumbent Lars Lokke Rasmussen has admitted defeat.
Ms Thorning-Schmidt had campaigned on a platform of tax rises and increased public spending.
She also promised to roll back tough immigration laws proposed by elements of the current coalition.
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