Danish Social Democrat Frederiksen gives victory speech after ousting Prime Minister

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Published on June 6, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

Danish Social Democrat Frederiksen gives victory speech after ousting Prime Minister

Denmark appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to form a leftist government as voters in Wednesday's parliamentary election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to right-wing nationalists.

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Danish Social Democrat Frederiksen gives victory speech after ousting Prime Minister

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NO REPORTER NARRATION Danish Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen addressed members of her party early on Thursday (June 6) after Danes voted to give the opposition a Parliamentary majority, paving the way for her to form a new government as the country's youngest ever Prime Minister.

Denmark thus appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to elect a leftist government after voters in Wednesday's (June 5) general election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to right-wing nationalists.

The leftist opposition bloc got 96 seats against 79 for the ruling Liberal Party and others on the right, the final vote count showed.

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