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Danish Prime Minister Faces Deadline to Call Early Elections

Mette Frederiksen
Mette FrederiksenPhotographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg
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Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, is approaching a deadline set by an ally in parliament to call a general election as the Nordic country’s assembly reconvenes after the summer break.

Frederiksen, who leads a Social Democrat minority government, had faced a deadline of Tuesday to announce a vote, until the Social Liberals gave her an extra day. She didn’t call elections in her speech at the opening of parliament and if she chooses not to act on Wednesday, she would still have until Thursday before facing a vote of no confidence.