July 03, 2015 Issue

In Focus

Right Makes Might

Copenhagen, Denmark—Fed up with their country’s immigration policies, Danish voters leaned rightward on June 18, voting the Social Democratic Party of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt out of office. Former Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, right, will likely lead Denmark’s new government. But to do that, he’ll have to form a coalition with the ascendant Danish People’s Party, a nationalist group that garnered 20 percent of the vote on the promise of tightening immigration laws, among other things. The vote came at a time when nationalist parties are surging in Europe, partly due to an influx of African migrants.
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