Rising Heats in Danish election campaign – economy the core driver


Sunday, 11 September 2011
The excitement is back in the Danish election campaign. After several polls showed a big head start for Helle Thorning-Schmidt of the Social Democrats party, and her red bloc, things have changed and there is only three seats separating them with Prime Minister Lars L�kke Rasmussen and his blue bloc, according to latest opinion polls conducted by Voxmeter for news agency Ritzau.

According to the current opinion poll, the Social Democrats and allied parties SF, Radical Liberals and Enhedslisten parties are expected to gain 89 seats, against 86 for the non-socialist bloc. Last Wednesday the Reds led by 96 to 79.


In an interview with Swedish television, Prime Minister, Lars Rasmussen said that the economy is going to be decisive factor in the election.
“It is about financial responsibility. We have the best program for that. We stand for a healthy economy in which the Danes should not have to pay more taxes and fees. This is what we are good for”

The Conservative government has endured fierce criticism since they stopped the possibility of early retirement, the so-called after wage.
“It is true that we have made tough decisions. But in return, we have provided concrete information on that, with "real" money, we can expand the field of education and research,” said Lars Rasmussen.

The election will be held on Thursday.
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