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Denmark’s Prime Minister Says She’s Open to a Grand Coalition

  • PM tells Jyllands-Posten crises have brought parliament closer
  • Political left and right haven’t formed a coalition since 1978
Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen

Photographer: Philip Davali/AFP/Getty Images

Denmark’s prime minister said she’s open to a grand coalition that would include her political rivals in what would be the first such move in the Nordic country in more than four decades.

Mette Frederiksen said the Covid-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine had made her back the idea because the government and the opposition have worked closely together, according to an interview in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper. Her Social Democrats and the opposition Liberals and Conservatives have traditionally taken turns forming minority governments.