The Hindu Editorial Analysis:
We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.
- Denmark’s voters defied the recent trend in Europe, of right wing electoral wings, and rewarded their center left Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Tuesday’s Parliamentary elections.
- Frederiksen, who was forced to call an early vote under pressure from her coalition partners, secured the best performance for the social democrats in two decades with 27.5% votes.
- The left wing bloc she leads has won 87 seats in mainland Denmark ,and one in Faroe Island and two Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory, taking its strength to 90 , the majority needed in the 179 member assembly.
- The elections took place amid criticism of Ms. Frederiksen’s decision to cull millions of minks during the Covid-19 pandemic and pollsters had expected Ms Frederiksen to suffer a setback.
- In the neighboring Nordic country Sweden,and Italy in southern Europe, both of which went to polls in September, the far right had made rapid gains.
- While is Sweden, the center in left governments was replaced by by a right wing government backed by a part with Neo Nazi origins in Italy,a party with direct links to Mussolini’s fascist party was elected.
- In contrast, most Danish voters stood firmly behind the social democrats, the green left and the social liberals.
- Before the elections,Ms.Frederiksen had said she would form a government with moderate centrist parties transcending the traditional right-left divisions of Danish politics.
- However, government formation would be the least of her worries.
- Like most of European countries,Denmark is also struggling with a cost of living crises at 11.1% , Denmark’s inflation is higher than the EU average.
- The Denmark democrats,a new far right party being led by a former minister who was in prison for unlawful separation of asylum seekers, entered parliament with 8.1% of the votes.
- So,Ms.Frederiksen’s task is already cut out.
- She might look stronger today, but is still vulnerable.
- For continued political success, she has to begin with easing the the cost of living crisis, while keeping the effects of the war minimal on the danish public.