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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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