Denmark have held elections and the outcome was no change of power, despite the power holding coalition parties lost 6 mandates.
However its supporting party PPD, Peoples Party of Denmark, a semifascist grouping of antiislamists and other xenophobiacs, won 1 mandate. A new party
formed by a Palestinian immigrant, brought up in Denmark to be more Danish than many of the natural borns, won 5 mandates with its clever party name
of New Alliance. If you count those two on the lib-con coalition side, they still hold the power with 1 seat. Only time will show which side NA will
take, but it seems given that xenophobic immigrant laws of Denmark won't get their support, a legislation mainly put through with the votes of the
With this government I predict a parliamentarian mess which can put decission making in a stalemate.
Seen from my point of view, the positive outcome of the election was that the PSP, the People's Socialist Party, more than doubled its mandates from
11 to 23. Still it's far from enough to form a majority together with the classic SDP, Social Democratic Party, the all time looser of Danish
elections through the last 25 years.
Giving it the credit for what Denmark is today in terms of social security and the wellfare state in general, I would like to talk a little more about
that party and its fate in these modern times. What I tell will be from memory, as the Danish Wiki, a dwarf of the original English version, only have
general info and results from latest pools on SDP.
For decades the Social Democrates held the majority in Parliament, ruling alone or in coalition with the Radicals, the true liberal party of Denmark.
From 1953 to 1982 it held the governing power. It had elections winning close to half of the 179 seats of parliament. With this election it was
decimated to 45 mandates, half of its former glory. Time has run out for the party, it has fullfilled its goal, a society as democratic as it can get
--and still leaving room for the comeradery-- with a social security only seen in few other democratic countries.
Exactly the vast sdocial right of the Danes was to become the heel of Achilles for the party. Through the 80s Denmark was one of the most sought
immigrat countries due to those rights. Which in turn caused the envy of the natural borns, as global reccesion called for a stop in wellfare, The
shift in power became a reality with PPD's victory in 1998. Though they wasn't allowed to have any governing power --their political views not civic
enough for that, still ain't btw-- the only direction they could join alliances was to the right. Except for a miserabel intermezzo of SDP rule in
the late 90s, it has been like that ever since, a right wing rule with an agenda dictated by xenophobic forces, as their semifascist votes are needed
to pass any legislation.
Now with a Syrian shepard (how parts of the press refer to the founder of NA) on decisive seats in parliament things can only mess up.
I'm only glad socialist PSP doubled their votes, and I hope someday Denmark shall turn Socialist rather than Fascist.
Danish centre-right wins election
THE NEW DANISH PARLIAMENT
Liberal Party 46 (-6)
Social Democrats 45 (-1)
Danish People's Party 25 (+1)
Socialist Party 23 (+12)
Conservative Party 18 (no change)
New Alliance 5 (+5)
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