Another Pro-American Leader Wins Re-Election in Denmark
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a staunch supporter of President Bush and the War on Terror, led his party to a big win in Denmark today.
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen enters a celebration held in his honor Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fogh Rasmussen declared victory in Tuesday’s election after near-complete results showed his center-right government defeated the left-wing opposition. (AP Photo/John McConnico)
Denmark’s governing coalition, led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has won a general election, but is one seat short of an absolute majority.
With all the votes counted, his Liberal-Conservative led government has taken 89 of the 179 seats in the Folketing, the country’s parliament.
Mr Rasmussen could be forced to seek support from a new party headed by a Syrian-born Palestinian immigrant.
Turnout was higher than in the previous poll, held in 2005, at over 86%.
Mr Rasmussen, 54, who won a third consecutive election after the 2001 and 2005 victories was in a jubilant mood.
“Everything indicates that the government can continue,” he told his supporters after victory became clear.
Out for a ride with his buddy…
President Bush and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen hit the trails at Camp David Md. Friday, June 9, 2006. (AP Photo/White House, Eric Draper)
** So much for Hillary’s “cowboy diplomacy” attacks.
UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer examines the actual rebound in American standing around the globe in the past couple of years.