Danish Left’s Loss May Boost EU Reform
Denmark just made a sharp right turn. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s coalition lost yesterday’s election on a rising tide of populism that could see former leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen regain power. His center-right party was part of the opposition bloc that secured a parliamentary majority, with the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party now the second-largest group in parliament. The shift is fueling speculation that British Prime Minister David Cameron may have a powerful new ally for renegotiating the terms of his nation’s EU membership.