Denmark has appointed a leftist government and its youngest ever Prime Minister, as 41 year-old Mette Frederiksen from the Social Democrats takes on the premiership.
A general election earlier this month resulted in a bloc of five left-leaning opposition parties winning a majority, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen to step down.
Support for the Social Democrats declined somewhat since the previous election, but Frederiksen received allied parties’ backing to form a one-party minority government.
Denmark is the third Nordic country this year to elect a left-leaning government, after social democratic parties in Finland and Sweden succeeded in their respective general elections.
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