October 05, 2022 11:18 GMT
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Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has called a general election to be held on November 1.
- Frederiksen has called the election to head off a no-confidence vote from left-leaning coalition partner, the Social Liberal Party, who announced intentions to proceed with a vote on Thursday.
- The government has faced criticism for an order to cull the country's entire farmed mink population over COVID-19 fears.
- Bloomberg: "An investigation found that her government, concerned that Covid-19 could mutate and transmit between the furry animals and humans, acted too fast when it gave the cull order without a legal framework in place."
- Preparations for a general election may complication ongoing international investigation of supposed sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Danish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea.
- Whilst Frederiksen's ruling Social Democrat party remains the most popular, an opinion poll released this week from the Danish national broadcaster DR showed that Frederiksen's personal approval has dropped to a low of 43%.