Danish PM concedes election defeat, to resign

Copenhagen, June 19 (IANS) Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Friday conceded defeat in the parliamentary election which took place on Thursday and said she would step down as chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party.

Denmark’s opposition coalition, led by Lars Loekke Rasmussen of The Liberals, beat the incumbent centre-left government, Xinhua reported.

“Thanks for letting me lead this party for 10 years. I stand by my responsibility and it is now time to step down,” Thorning-Schmidt said in a speech delivered shortly after the election results were revealed.

“I have been the first prime minister in Denmark, but I will not be the last,” she told her cheering party members.

Thorning-Schmidt said Rasmussen should now form a new government.

“It will not be easy, but I know that he loves his country,” she added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here