Danish election: Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt concedes defeat and resigns

(The Guardian)

Helle Thorning-Schmidt hands victory to centre-right bloc, saying ‘I stand by the decisions I have made’.

Danish voters have ousted the centre-left government of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and have today voted for an opposition in which the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party has emerged as the biggest force.

The final results were as follows:

Red bloc

  • The Social Democrats (A) – 47
  • Radikale, the Danish Social Liberal party (B) – 8
  • Socialist People’s party (F) – 7
  • Red-Green Alliance (Ø) – 14
  • The Alternative (Å) –9

Blue bloc:

  • Venstre (V) – 34
  • Danish People’s party (O) – 37
  • The Liberal Alliance (I) – 13
  • The Conservative People’s party (C) – 6