Danish PM concedes after far-right secures opposition win

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Danish Prime Minister concedes defeat in the general election in Copenhagen on June 18, 2015

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt conceded defeat in Thursday’s general election after an anti-immigration party scored a record vote to become the second-largest party and lifted the opposition right-wing bloc to victory. The DPP became the largest right-wing party for the first time with 21.1 percent of the vote, giving the grouping 90 seats in parliament. “Now it is up to Lars Lokke Rasmussen to try to form a government,” she said, referring to the leader of the main right-wing party Venstre.

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