2019 European Parliament election in Denmark

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Denmark on 26 May 2019.

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The campaign for the European Parliament focused on issues like climate change and border controls. It was also affected by the campaign relating to an election for the national parliament, which was held a few days later.

Pre-electoral polls suggested the Social Democrats would collected the most votes, followed by the Liberals (Venstre) and the far-right Danish People's Party (DF). However, the Liberals eventually ended up as a surprise winners of the election, with 23.5% of the votes. The Social Democrats were the second biggest party, with 21.5%. The biggest loser of the election was the DF, whose fell to 10.7% from over 26.5% in the previous election.

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Commentary and Analysis
Politico: 2019 European Elections Denmark https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/denmark/
EurActiv, 28/03/2019: EU country briefing: Denmark https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-denmark/
The Local (Denmark), 21/04/2019: Why Danes take EU elections far more seriously than other Europeans https://www.thelocal.dk/20190421/why-danes-take-eu-elections-far-more-seriously-than-other-europeans
The Local (Denmark), 23/05/2019: EU elections in Denmark: 'Free movement should also be fair movement' https://www.thelocal.dk/20190523/free-movement-should-also-be-fair-movement-denmark-eu-election
VOXEurop, 24/05/2019: Petty populism challenges pro-EU majority https://voxeurop.eu/en/2019/27-voices-europe-denmark-5123270
Wikipedia: 2019 European Parliament election in Denmark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Denmark

The Local (Denmark), 21/05/2019: Danish border control clash: 'Should Danes wait in kilometre-long queues to go on holiday?' https://www.thelocal.dk/20190521/danish-liberal-parties-clash-over-rasmussens-border-control-remarks
EurActiv, 23/05/2019: EU elections: Two parties try to inject hate into Danish politics https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/opinion/eu-elections-two-parties-try-to-inject-hate-into-danish-politics/
Bloomberg, 27/05/2019: Danish Election Bets just got upended after surprise EU results https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-27/danish-election-bets-just-got-upended-after-surprise-eu-results
The Copenhagen Post, 28/05/2019: 2019 EU Parliament Election: Historic voter turnout in Denmark http://cphpost.dk/news/2019-eu-parliament-election-historic-voter-turnout-in-denmark.html
The Local (Denmark), 28/05/2019: Danish green party frustrated over sluggish European election result https://www.thelocal.dk/20190528/danish-green-party-frustrated-over-sluggish-european-election-result
Euronews, 29/05/2019: 21-year-old Danish student Kira Peter-Hansen becomes youngest MEP in history https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/29/21-year-old-danish-student-kira-peter-hansen-becomes-youngest-mep-in-history

European Elections.eu: How to Vote in Denmark https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/denmark
Election Results.eu: National results Denmark https://election-results.eu/national-results/denmark/2019-2024/

ESO Records
Political campaign ahead of 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/political-campaign-ahead-of-2019-european-parliament-elections/
European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-parliament-elections-23-26-may-2019/

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