On January 18, the Danish Prime Minister of the right-wing government, Anders Fogh, announced that parliamentary elections will be held on February 8. Although the established press is very confident that Fogh and his right-wing government will be re-elected, it is not at all ruled out that the Social Democrats may win by a small margin as a result of their demands for measures against unemployment. But if the problems of the Danish working class are to be solved, it is not enough simply to kick the right-wing government out of office.
In the last parliamentary election in 2001 the Danish People’s Party
became the third largest party in the Danish parliament. We asked Marie
Frederiksen from Socialistisk Standpunkt where the support for the far right comes from and what is the nature of this party.
On Tuesday February 8, general elections were held in Denmark. The
result was a crushing, demoralising defeat to many on the Danish left,
especially to the Social Democrats. Andreas Bülow from Socialistisk Standpunkt draws a balance.