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    Denmark's election campaign got under way on Friday (9 November) amid concern that none of the traditional party groupings will win enough seats to from a government.

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    Denmark's election campaign got under way on Friday (9 November) amid concern that none of the traditional party groupings will win enough seats to from a government. The Danish Prime Minister, Anker Jorgensen, called for the election on Thursday (8 November) after his Social Democratic government tied at 86 on a major tax bill. The elections will be held on December the 4th.

    The absence of member Erhard Jacobsen from Parliament was the immediate cause of the Government's downfall -- depriving it of its one-vote working majority. Mr. Jacobsen let the Social Democratic Party earlier this week. He immediately formed a new party -- the Centre Democrats -- and its existence has become a major element in the uncertain election outlook.

    The year-old Progress Party, founded on a no-tax platform, also seems bound to get a sizeable chunk of the vote. The Party has eaten away at support for the Government, and for the three Opposition parties -- the Social Liberals, the Liberals and the Conservatives. According to the latest Gallup Poll, the Social Democratic Party and their support party, the Socialist Peoples Party may not get enough votes to form a Government. Neither, according to the Poll, will a coalition of the three opposition parties.

    SYNOPSIS: A new election campaign is under way in Denmark. Prime Minister Anker Jorgensen told the ??? people that they would ??? to the polls on December ???th. There's concern that none of the traditional party groupings will win enough seats to form a government. The absence of member Erhard Jacobsen from Parliament was the cause of the Government's downfall -- depriving it of its one-vote working majority.

    The country's newspapers buzzed with the dramatic turn of events. Mr. Jacobsen has formed a new party -- the Centre Democrats -- and it seems bound to get a big chunk of the vote.

    The latest Gallup Poll shows the ruling Social Democratic Party may not get enough votes to form a Government. Neither, says the Poll, will the three opposition parties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANX3VNGXDSZMSL063X8CN1EZG
    Media URN:
    VLVANX3VNGXDSZMSL063X8CN1EZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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