Leader of the Danish People"s Party, Kristian Thulesen Dahl celebrates after the Danish elections
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Danish election: Victory for opposition bloc

Denmark's opposition parties have beaten the ruling coalition after a close general election.

With all mainland votes counted, the centre-right group led by ex-PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen beat PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left coalition, although her party is the largest.

Ms Thorning-Schmidt has now stood down as Social Democratic Party leader.

The right-wing, anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) will become the second-largest in parliament.

Malcolm Brabant reports.

  • 19 Jun 2015