Kristian Thulesen Dahl: his right-wing populist Danish People’s Party  emerged as the big election winner. Photograph: Linda Kastrup/EPA

Fans of television political drama Borgen are no strangers to the intricacies of Danish coalition-building, but voters handed Denmark’s real-life lead(...)

Danish opposition leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl of the Danish People’s Party (DF) takes part in an event as part of his election campaign, in Toender in southern Denmark. The Danish general election takes place on June 18th. Photograph: Claus Fisker/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

We’re at a low-key election rally at the Spanish Steps – not in Rome but in the red-bricked Danish town of Kolding in Southern Jutland, three hours we(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning- Schmidt:  “This should hopefully be the last [reshuffle].” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

While the world debates her Mandela funeral “selfie” with David Cameron and Barack Obama, Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is fighting (...)