Dan­ish PM aims to ex­pand mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

COPEN­HAGEN, Den­mark: Af­ter 17 months lead­ing a one-party, mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment, Den­mark’s cen­ter-right prime min­is­ter said yes­ter­day he wants to ex­pand his Cabi­net and has in­vited two more par­ties to join.

Lars Loekke Ras­mussen said he had in­vited the cen­ter-right Lib­eral Al­liance and the Conservative Party to join the Cabi­net he formed af­ter the June 28, 2015 elec­tion. He didn’t call early elec­tions. His Lib­eral Party holds 34 of Par­lia­ment’s 179 seats and can only stay in power with sup­port from the two small par­ties and the anti-im­mi­gra­tion, pop­ulist Dan­ish Peo­ple’s Party. “It will, of course, re­quire that we all make com­pro­mises,” Loekke Ras­mussen said. “A three-clover gov­ern­ment will have many ben­e­fits.”

Loekke Ras­mussen said the lead­ers of the Lib­eral Al­liance and Conservative par­ties were in­vited to talks start­ing Mon­day be­cause the rul­ing party has more in com­mon with them than with the Dan­ish Peo­ple’s Party. — AP

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