The Danish parliamentary election is to be held today - 15 September 2011!
Today is up to the Danes to decide who they wish to become the next leader for little old Denmark. This year’s election is very interesting as it is the first time since 2001, the left wing opposition is strongly leading the polls in the election race, maybe ending the 10 years right wing government thus far.
I can’t vote this election because I don’t have Danish citizen ship. But personally, I don’t know what to think of this election, my political point of view is still vague, and even if I’ll be able to vote, I’d not know who to vote for. All the parties are in fact so homogeneous in ideology and therefore I among most people has problem telling them apart. They all have socialist-liberal ideology. There are few “extreme” parties on the far side of both wings.
Red-Green Alliance (Ø) on the left and Danish People’s Party (O) on the right.
The Danish People’s Party has been a provider of parliamentary support to the government, led by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen from Liberal Party (V).
The Prime Minister has tried to distance himself from Danish People’s Party over the last few weeks. In fact he has stated that he will not form a government alliance with The Danish People’s Party after the election. A statement which Pia Kjærsgaard, the leader of Danish People’s Party, is not happy with.
Another reason for why I’d be among those who don’t know who to vote for is because there is not an obvious candidate right now for this election!
Lars Løkke Rasmussen is not quite the right authority figure and he lacks ability to get this coalition parties in line, however, he has done his job decently.
On the other hand, we have Helle Thorning Smith who has lost 2 recent elections. It almost seems like she is running out of the we-will-find-money-and-fix-everything concept.
None of them is completely qualified for the job and it seems very much like people are just going to vote for either, whoever is basically just saying what is popular, or vote what their parents vote!
But I do think Denmark is in for a change now and furthermore, I’d like to see The Danish People’s Party lose influence.