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Denmark election: First exit poll shows red bloc set to win

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05 June 2019, 21:27

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Exit polls in Denmark show the Red bloc is set to win the election after polling stations closed at 8 pm, Euronews reports.

The Social Democrat party is projected to win 25.3% of the vote with its left-wing coalition expected to win 90 seats in the Danish parliament.

The election, Denmark’s second in a fortnight, was expected to see a huge swing to the left with the red block opposition to the current government expected to make big gains.

It comes after the European Parliament elections saw a big drop in support for the far-right Danish People’s Party (DPP) who won the EU elections in 2014 with 26.6% of the vote.

According to the CEST, Ritzau survey turnout was up on last time with 74.6% people estimated to have turned out to vote compared with 70.3% in 2015.

Our journalists are working on this story and will update it as soon as more information becomes available.

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