HomeDanish PoliticsDanish Social Democrats Reflect on Poor Election Performance: Voters' Voices Needed

Danish Social Democrats Reflect on Poor Election Performance: Voters’ Voices Needed

Socialdemokratiet reflects on poor election performance: Voters need to be heard

Socialdemokratiet (Social Democrats), Denmark’s largest political party, has suffered a significant blow in the recent European Parliament election, sparking concern among party members. Several prominent Social Democrats have stated that there is a need to listen more to the voters and engage in self-examination. Laura Rosenvinge, the political spokesperson for Socialdemokratiet in the Municipality of Copenhagen, emphasizes the need to change course. She points out that voters do not want a tough, symbolic political line and divisive rhetoric on immigration issues. “We need to listen to the voters,” she told Berlingske, a Danish newspaper.

Carsten Rasmussen, the mayor of Næstved, attributes part of the poor election performance to the SVM government. He believes that the party needs to reestablish a connection with the voters and hopes that Venstre (Liberal Party) and Moderaterne (Conservative Party) will also recognize the necessity of this. Socialdemokratiet received only 15.6 percent of the votes, a decrease of nearly six percentage points compared to the 2019 election. This time, even SF (Socialist People’s Party) surpassed Socialdemokratiet in size. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen described the party’s decline as “really annoying” on Instagram. Although the party has experienced larger setbacks in the past, this one is significant, as she also highlights.

Birgit S. Hansen, the mayor of Frederikshavn, calls the result “serious” and emphasizes the need for the party to analyze what is not working. She mentions the abolition of Store Bededag (Great Prayer Day) and the mink case as possible reasons for the outcome. Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen stressed on election night that the government must take the result seriously. However, Minister of Justice Peter Hummelgaard subsequently stated that he does not see the election result as a “referendum” on the government.

Read the danish version here

Latest articles

Copenhagen tightens rules on large light advertisements to reduce pollution

Copenhagen tightens rules for large light advertisements In an attempt to reduce light pollution and...

Danish PM Mette Frederiksen to Attend Folkemødet After Schedule Change

The Prime Minister arrives at the Folkemødet on Friday. Following an unexpected change in...

“Folkemødet hires mediators to prevent disruptive debates at event”

The People's Meeting intensifies efforts against interrupted debates with professional mediators. Due to the...

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen appointed Chairman of Danish Committee for Ukraine

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen takes over the chairmanship of the Danish Committee for Ukraine. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen,...

More News

Copenhagen tightens rules on large light advertisements to reduce pollution

Copenhagen tightens rules for large light advertisements In an attempt to reduce light pollution and...

Danish PM Mette Frederiksen to Attend Folkemødet After Schedule Change

The Prime Minister arrives at the Folkemødet on Friday. Following an unexpected change in...

“Folkemødet hires mediators to prevent disruptive debates at event”

The People's Meeting intensifies efforts against interrupted debates with professional mediators. Due to the...