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Social Democrats (Denmark)

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Denmark Votes: Denmark's centre-left Social Democrats wins

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Social Democrats clear winners in Danish election

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Denmark Votes: Social Democrats expected to return to power

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Social Democrats leader casts her vote in Danish general election | AFP

The Social Democrats, officially Social Democracy (Socialdemokratiet), is a social-democratic political party in Denmark. It was the major coalition partner in government from the 2011 parliamentary election, with then-party leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt as Prime Minister. After the 2015 parliamentary election, the party is no longer in government, though it regained the position as the largest party in the Danish parliament, the Folketing, with 47 of 179 seats. Helle Thorning-Schmidt withdrew as party leader on the night of the election as a direct consequence of the loss of government control, and she was succeeded on 28 June 2015 by the former vice leader, Mette Frederiksen.