Danish Social Democracy wins the elections by turning right

With a participation of 85.1%, the Social Democratic Party of Denmark has been the winner of the legislative elections held in that Nordic country last Sunday, obtaining 26% of the votes.

42-year-old social-democratic leader Mette Frederiksen will be the youngest Prime Minister of the Nordic country. According to analysts, Fredeirksen's options are to govern alone (in minority) or with a coalition government, social-liberal democrats, that would guarantee the support of 47% of the assembly votes.

Although the so-called red bloc, composed by the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left, has jointly obtained a majority of 91 deputies, out of a total of 179, compared to the blue block of conservative tendency that has 75 seats, the touchstone is located in that the social democratic victory has been based on an open anti-emigration discourse that separates them openly from the rest of the red block.

Indeed, the Social Democratic leader has actively supported most of the 114 initiatives of immigration reforms promoted by the outgoing Government (conservatives and liberals), aimed at fundamentally control and cut the rights of "non-EU" migrants, and that was precisely the central axis of her electoral campaign, thus obtaining the support of part of the conservative and liberal electorate.

A good example of this has been the sharp fall of the conservative and anti-emigration group Partido Popular (DF), which has gone from 21.5% of the votes in 2015 to 8.7% in the current elections, a result aggravated even more by the rise of the ultra right-wing New Right, which has obtained 5 seats.

While the two current options of a government headed by the Social Democrat Mette Frederiksen would have a parliamentary minority this does not mean that the executive would be unstable because it could perfectly negotiate with the left and the ecologists social measures and environmental issues while it would have the support of the right, liberal and conservative, as to anti-migration policies based on discrimination based on ethnic origin and religious confession.