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Danimarka. Mette Frederiksen forma un governo di minoranza.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-06-26.

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«Denmark has became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after the Social Democratic party leader, Mette Frederiksen, finalised terms for a one-party minority government. Aged 41, she becomes the country’s youngest ever prime minister.»

«A bloc of five left-leaning opposition parties led by Frederiksen’s Social Democratic party won a majority in the 5 June election, prompting centre-right leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen to resign as prime minister.»

«Despite differences among left-leaning parties over issues such as welfare and immigration, Frederiksen got their backing to form a one-party minority government, a common arrangement in Denmark.»

«The Social Democrats’ campaign platform included promises to end austerity and boost spending for welfare programs»

«In Finland and Sweden, the Social Democratic parties formed governments earlier this year.»

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Il partito socialdemocratico danese aveva raggiunto la maggioranza relativa del 26.2%, in un quadro di sostanziale frammentazione dei partiti. Tutti quelli che si rifanno alla sinistra dispongono di 91 / 179 seggi.

Si è optato per un monocolore socialdemocratico cui i partiti di sinistra garantiscono un appoggio: è una soluzione molto comune nei paesi nordici, ed usualmente funziona abbastanza bene.

Tra i partiti che supportano il governo esistono divergenze programmatiche anche molto ampie: starà alla abilità di Mrs Mette Frederiksen trovare di volta in volta accordi che soddisfino tutte le esigenze, lavoro non facile ma pur sempre possibile.


Deutsche Welle. 2019-06-26. Denmark’s youngest prime minister to lead new government

Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen said her minority government will rely on leftist parties for support. Their deal includes bold climate action and increases to welfare spending after years of austerity.

Danish lawmaker Mette Frederiksen, who heads the Social Democrats, announced on Wednesday that she will lead a left-leaning government. 

“It is with great pleasure I can announce that after three weeks of negotiations, we have a majority to form a new government,” said the 41-year-old, who is set to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister.

Frederiksen said her government will rely on support from four other left-of-center parties, including the Socialist People’s Party and the Social-Liberal Party. Part of their deal includes enacting legislation that will cut Denmark’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70% over the next decade.

“We did not know that this was going to work out when we started negotiations,” Frederiksen said. “These are four parties with very different stories and attitudes. We have achieved our goal now.”

Social Democrats take center stage

The Social Democrats’ campaign platform included promises to end austerity and boost spending for welfare programs. They garnered 26.2% of the vote, while the so-called red bloc — a loose alliance of leftist parties — captured 91 out of Denmark’s 179 seats.

The previous government, led by outgoing Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, had advanced right-wing policies with support from the far-right Danish People’s Party, which lost half its support in general elections earlier this month.

Denmark is the third Nordic country to form a left-leaning government over the past year, following Finland and Sweden. At a time when Social Democratic parties like the SPD in Germany have failed to convince voters, their northern iterations have made substantial gains by focusing on welfare services, climate action and wealth taxes.

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The Guardian. 2019-06-26. Denmark’s youngest prime minister leads new leftist government

Mette Frederiksen’s Social Democratic party forms minority government.

Denmark has became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after the Social Democratic party leader, Mette Frederiksen, finalised terms for a one-party minority government. Aged 41, she becomes the country’s youngest ever prime minister.

“It is with great pleasure I can announce that, after three weeks of negotiations, we have a majority to form a new government,” Frederiksen said on Tuesday.

A bloc of five left-leaning opposition parties led by Frederiksen’s Social Democratic party won a majority in the 5 June election, prompting centre-right leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen to resign as prime minister.

While the leftist opposition bloc got a convincing majority, support for the Social Democratic Party declined slightly compared with the 2015 vote, but it remained the biggest party.

Despite differences among left-leaning parties over issues such as welfare and immigration, Frederiksen got their backing to form a one-party minority government, a common arrangement in Denmark.

The election results signalled that Danish voters had rebelled against austerity measures, while dealing a blow to rightwing nationalists, who lost more than half of their votes compared with 2015.

In Finland and Sweden, the Social Democratic parties formed governments earlier this year.