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Migration policy in focus when Denmark goes to the polls

No less than 13 parties competing for seats to the upcoming parliamentary election in Denmark. This is clear since the omstridde islamkritikern and the lawyer Rasmus Paludan at the last moment managed to scrape together the 20,000 signatures necessary to his party, right-wing Tight course, shall have the right to stand in the election.

Paludan has above all become known for their rough statements about immigrants on the social media, and for its demonstrations in which the koranbränning usually be a permanent feature.

On 5 april this year, he was sentenced to fourteen days in jail, according to the Danish penal code rasismparagraf to have expressed racist about africans on their youtube channel. Ten days later, broke out riots in large parts of Copenhagen after he threw a koran on the ground at a demonstration on Blågårds plads in the district of Nørrebro.

to ban islam in Denmark. He wants to restore the country's ”etnonationella homogeneity” and in an interview with the Danish newspaper Politiken said that up to 800.000 immigrants should be deported.

– First you take the worst of it. Persons without citizenship who are with criminal record... then comes the next category, those who have not done anything criminal but which is a financial burden, " he says to the newspaper.

Before the riots in the middle of april had a Tight course of 5,000 signatures supporting the party's candidacy. After the unrest grew, the number with thousands of new votes daily and now have been thus passed over 20,000.

" I feel a little sad over this, if I am to be completely honest. But you do have the right to have the opinions you have. My task will be to combat them, " said prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Denmark's Radio about the Paludans success.

with two per cent of the votes to enter the parliament, doubt many on that Tight course will succeed. The more favorable it looks for the competitor New borgerlige. This is a invandrarfientligt party with a högerinriktad economic policy, which also sets up in the election for the first time and according to the polls will clear the latch.

the Probable success of the two new invandringskritiska parties at Dansk folkepartis expense. The right-wing populist party has long been described as Denmark's most influential and became in the last election, in 2015, the country's second largest party, with 21.1 per cent of the votes. But now, it seems that the winds have reversed, that is – the opinion polls show a drop to around thirteen percent.

– The low spärrgränsen makes it easier for smaller parties to get into parliament, than in the Swedish parliament. Now tap on that New borgerlige come in and it may very well be one of the reasons why Dansk folkeparti lose voters, " says Thea Wiborg, senior analyst at Öresundsinstitutet.

for the social democrats in the beginning of 2018 launched a tighter migration policy. S-leader ms Mette Frederiksen then went out to party, inter alia, to stop all spontaneous application for asylum at the Danish border and impose a ceiling on how many people from non-western countries who come to Denmark each year.

During the current term of office has Dansk folkeparti, on several occasions, opted to go into opposition together with the social democrats, despite the fact that officially there is to some extent due to the bourgeois government. The cooperation has led to the speculation that DF will release an S-led government after the elections.

– The big, crucial question is whether the Dansk folkeparti actually intend to change the block. In this case, there are no opportunities for us to form a civil government in the future, " says Mads Fuglede, folketingsledamot for the reigning liberal Party.

Maybe play Dansk folkepartis mandate whatsoever no role after the election. According to the latest opinion polls have S together with the four smaller parties in the red block 55.2 percent of the votes. The bourgeois governing parties – högerliberala Venstre, Liberal alliance and The conservative party to reach – together with Dansk folkeparti – only 40.7 per cent.

Mette Fredriksen, the leader of the S. Photo: Heiko Junge/TT

Mette Frederiksen likely to be Denmark's new prime minister. The only problem is that the social-liberal middle Radical venstre as well as green Option says that they do not intend to set up which is to some extent due to the Frederiksen as long as she stands by the party's new, hard line in the invandrarfrågan.

– We can't back up a lot with such a rabid utlänningspolitik. Therefore, we have been very clear that we are not going to support Mette Fredriksen, who industrialized. We form rather a new, third block to challenge the existing refugee and climate change policies in the traditional blocks, " says Esben Sloth, campaign managers for this Option.

there is Much to suggest now that the policy relating to foreigners will dominate the debate and overshadow all other electoral matters, as usual in Denmark. This is despite the fact that several of the established parties have struggled hard to bring up health care, climate, and pensions on the agenda.

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