Sunday, 7 June 2009

Voting begins in Denmark

Voting in the referendum on the Act of Succession and the European Parliament elections have started in Denmark. At 10 a.m., one hour after polling started, 7.4 % of the electorate had cast their votes in the referendum and 7.6 % in the European election.

The last opinion poll about the succession, conducted on Saturday and published in Politiken and by TV 2 today, shows that 74.8 % will vote yes to changing the Act of Succession. But with only 49 % of the electorate expected to vote, that will not be enough to carry the Act.

In Berlingske Tidende the historians Lars Hovbakke Sørensen and Jes Fabricius Møller comment on the impact a possible “no” may have on the Danish monarchy:

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