MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A bloc of Danish opposition parties won the country’s general election, beating the ruling center-left coalition, Danish broadcaster DR reported on Friday.
According to the media outlet, the bloc received 90 out of 175 mandates, while the center-left coalition headed by Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt gained 85 seats.
“We all hope for the best result but this is beyond what I ever imagined. None of the polls indicated this was possible. And I’m not just talking about my party, I’m talking about the centre-right bloc. We are foreseeing to have a centre-right majority and Mr Rasmussen is able to form a government,” DPP member in the European Parliament Morten Messerschmidt told the Guardian, commenting on the poll results.
The DPP that nearly doubled its 2011 election results, has been advocating tougher immigration rules, calling for a "closed-door" immigration policy. This means reestablishing Denmark’s border with Germany to control migration flows, limiting social benefits for migrants and holding a referendum on Denmark's exit from the European Union.