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    Denmark's Prime Minister Steps Down After General Election Defeat

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    Denmark’s Prime Minister resigned after conceding her party’s defeat in the country’s general election.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt resigned on Friday after conceding her party’s defeat in the country’s general election.

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    Thorning-Schmidt also stepped down as leader of the Social Democratic party, thanking her colleagues for their contribution to the election campaign.

    “I was Denmark's first female prime minister. But I will not be the last,” Thorning-Schmidt was quoted as saying by Danish broadcaster DR.

    Denmark’s center-left government was beat by center-right opposition block in the Thursday general election.

    The opposition bloc received 90 out of 175 mandates.


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