Denmark moves left on Sept. 15
Greenland elects two young women to Denmark's parliament
Danish opposition leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt scored a historic victory Thursday at the helm of a left-leaning bloc and was set to take over as the country’s first female premier.
With 99 per cent of the votes tallied, the left-leaning opposition bloc was on 89 seats compared with the government’s 86. The result ended the center-right government’s 10 years in office.
Thorning-Schmidt succeeds Lars Lokke Rasmussen. Rasmussen said he would hand in his resignation Friday to Queen Margrethe.
Greenland will send two young women to represent Greenland in Denmark’s parliament: Sara Olsvig from the Inuit Ataqatigiit party and Doris Jakobsen from the Siumut Party.
These two were the front-runners in a field of 16 candidates in which the left-wing IA candidates took nearly 50 per cent of the total vote, up from 33.3 per cent in the 2007 election.
with files from Postmedia and Sermitsiaq