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Danish Election & European Right-Wing Parties

bsh1
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6/20/2015 2:32:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Denmark's center-left coalition was defeated in their most recent election. However, the Prime Minister's center-left party still got the most seats in parliament; it was her coalition partners that suffered.

The coalition's losses became gains for a right-wing, anti-immigration party that's fairly new on the political scene there. In fact, the anti-immigration party beat out the established center-right party to become the 2nd largest party in the parliament.

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A few questions:

1. What impacts may this have on Denmark?
2. Do you think the wave of right-wing, anti-immigrant parties and movements in Europe (e.g. UKIP, the National Front, PEGIDA, etc.) is troubling? If so, why? If not, why not?
3. What impact will this trend of right-wing, anti-immigrant elements have on Europe, the EU, and the world?

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For more on the Danish election, consult these links:

http://www.bbc.com...
http://news.yahoo.com...
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6/20/2015 1:19:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/20/2015 2:32:26 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Denmark's center-left coalition was defeated in their most recent election. However, the Prime Minister's center-left party still got the most seats in parliament; it was her coalition partners that suffered.

The coalition's losses became gains for a right-wing, anti-immigration party that's fairly new on the political scene there. In fact, the anti-immigration party beat out the established center-right party to become the 2nd largest party in the parliament.

===================================

A few questions:

1. What impacts may this have on Denmark?
2. Do you think the wave of right-wing, anti-immigrant parties and movements in Europe (e.g. UKIP, the National Front, PEGIDA, etc.) is troubling? If so, why? If not, why not?
3. What impact will this trend of right-wing, anti-immigrant elements have on Europe, the EU, and the world?

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For more on the Danish election, consult these links:

http://www.bbc.com...
http://news.yahoo.com...

since I like immigration, any party focused solely on reducing immigration is bad.
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Mirza
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6/20/2015 3:01:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/20/2015 2:32:26 AM, bsh1 wrote:
2. Do you think the wave of right-wing, anti-immigrant parties and movements in Europe (e.g. UKIP, the National Front, PEGIDA, etc.) is troubling? If so, why? If not, why not?
Only insofar as their policies do not deal with current residents, and only potential immigrants. The Danish People's Party has suggested policies like bans on hijabs in public institutions, or bans on dishes, so that non-European immigrants do not watch extreme channels and become radicalised. All of this is nuts. I do not find restrictive policies on mass immigration troubling, however.
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6/20/2015 3:15:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would also like to add that I think, from now on, distinguishing between anti-immigration policies and right-wing parties in general is a good idea. Even some parties on the left in Denmark want restrictive immigration policies, but not the kind of lunatic ideas of making life harder for immigrants who are already here, and function properly.