Danish Prime Minister Calls for General Election on Nov. 1
By Dominic Chopping
Denmark's prime minister on Wednesday called for a general
election to be held on Nov. 1., following demands from a coalition
Mette Frederiksen, who has led a social democrat minority
government since 2019, was given until today to declare an election
or face calls for a no-confidence vote by the social liberal
Social liberal party leader Sofie Carsten Nielsen made the
demand during the summer, arguing that trust in the prime minister
had been lost after an inquiry criticized Ms. Frederiksen for
ordering the cull of Denmark's entire 17 million mink population
during the Covid-19 pandemic without legal authority.
The prime minister's government had been concerned that Covid-19
could mutate and transmit between the animals and humans so ordered
the cull, a move later found to have been illegal.
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