Denmark to get a 1-party minority government
Jun. 27, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Royal Palace says the leader of Denmark's center-right Liberals will present a new small, minority government with his party alone but backed by a parliamentary majority.
The palace says Lars Loekke Rasmussen on Sunday will present his new government, whose survival relies on the populist, anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, which came second in the June 18 elections, and two other parties.
The four parties in the center-right bloc won 51.5 percent of the vote and picked Loekke Rasmussen to form a government although his party only grabbed 19.5 percent. The DPP won 21.1 percent, overtaking the Liberals as the country's No. 2 party.
Loekke Rasmussen has vowed to further tighten Denmark's controls on immigration. The palace issued Saturday's statement because it is formally naming a new government.