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Kira Marie Peter-Hansen Wins Most Personal Votes in EU Election

Kira Marie Peter-Hansen triumphs in the EU election with the most personal votes. Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, who accidentally entered the European Parliament in 2019, has now received the most personal votes in the recent EU election. Votes from the last polling stations in Copenhagen ensured that the SF (Socialist People’s Party) candidate topped the election. Following a careful count of the votes after Sunday’s election, it is official that Kira Marie Peter-Hansen has received 178,438 personal votes, surpassing Venstre’s (Liberal Party) lead candidate, Morten Løkkegaard, who received 174,048 votes.

In a written statement, the 26-year-old SF member expressed great emotion about the result: “It’s incredible when people vote personally, because then they really say, ‘I believe in you to represent my vote.’ It’s a great trust and a great responsibility that I will do my best to live up to,” said Kira Marie Peter-Hansen.

Throughout Monday, Morten Løkkegaard was leading on KMD’s list of top scorers. But a handful of constituencies in Copenhagen gave Kira Marie Peter-Hansen the necessary boost to overtake the Venstre candidate.

SF has performed exceptionally well in the Copenhagen constituency with 26.5 percent of the votes according to Statistics Denmark. SF also became the largest party in four out of the country’s ten constituencies: Copenhagen constituency, Copenhagen Outskirts constituency, North Zealand constituency, and East Jutland constituency.

This election marks the beginning of Kira Marie Peter-Hansen’s second term in the European Parliament. In 2019, she originally received 15,765 votes, but when her party colleague Karsten Hønge passed on his mandate, she stepped in as a substitute the day after the election. At that time, she became the youngest member of parliament at 21 years, three months, and three days.

SF’s leader, Pia Olsen Dyhr, expressed her joy on the social platform X about the “fantastic election” and emphasized that she has always believed in Kira Marie Peter-Hansen’s success. In third place among candidates with the most personal votes is the Social Democratic Party’s lead candidate, Christel Schaldemose, with 142,198 votes.

It is noted that the candidates in this year’s election have received fewer personal votes than in the 2019 election. Voter turnout this year was 58.2 percent compared to 66.1 percent in 2019, which according to DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) corresponds to around 300,000 fewer votes.

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