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Denmark: Last ballots cast in Copenhagen as bell sounds to end voting01:06

Denmark: Last ballots cast in Copenhagen as bell sounds to end voting

Denmark, Copenhagen
June 18, 2015 at 00:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

The people of Copenhagen cast their ballots in Denmark's general election on Thursday before a bell sounded to signal the end of the voting period. The votes are now being counted.

The election will determine whether Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left Social Democrats or the centre-right Venstre party of opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen will rule the country. Venstre and the Social Democrats are expected to run neck and neck according to the latest polls. A Gallup poll conducted on Tuesday suggested that the centre-right party will win by 50.7 percent of the vote, whilst the centre-left is expected 49.2 percent.

A fifth of voters reportedly remained undecided. Over three million Danes were registered to vote in the election.

Denmark: Last ballots cast in Copenhagen as bell sounds to end voting01:06
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The people of Copenhagen cast their ballots in Denmark's general election on Thursday before a bell sounded to signal the end of the voting period. The votes are now being counted.

The election will determine whether Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left Social Democrats or the centre-right Venstre party of opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen will rule the country. Venstre and the Social Democrats are expected to run neck and neck according to the latest polls. A Gallup poll conducted on Tuesday suggested that the centre-right party will win by 50.7 percent of the vote, whilst the centre-left is expected 49.2 percent.

A fifth of voters reportedly remained undecided. Over three million Danes were registered to vote in the election.

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