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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Danes Set Elections

COPENHAGEN, Denmark () -- Denmark's Social Democratic prime minister Monday called new elections on Sept. 21, hoping to capitalize on a recent surge in public support.


The election will be the first for the four-party governing coalition, led by Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, who was obliged to call elections by December.


Rasmussen became head of government in 1992 without elections, succeeding a decade of Conservative-led governments.


The announcement was made the same day a Gallup poll showed that the Social Democratic-led government would gain 38.3 percent of the ballots.