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  Helle Thorning-Schmidt to be Danish PM after poll win
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ContributorNew Jerusalem 
Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Sep 15, 2011 06:22pm
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AuthorBBC News
News DateFriday, September 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDenmark'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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