New Danish government loses parliamentary majority

The three-week-old government of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen lost its slim majority in parliament Wednesday after a lawmaker left one of the ruling coalition parties.

New Danish government loses parliamentary majority
Former Conservative Party leader Pia Christmas-Moller said she plans to leave her party and become an independent.

The move means that Rasmussen's right-wing Liberal Party and its Conservative coalition partner together with the right-wing populist Danish People's Party (DVP) no longer have the necessary 90 seats in the parliament, or Folketing, to enjoy an absolutely majority.

It is unlikely that there will be a crisis in the government as Christmas-Moller does not intend to join the opposition.

She based her decision on internal squabbles within the Conservative Party.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Aralık 2007, 15:44
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