I’ll have to admit that this is a bit of a sideshow but there is trouble brewing in the Danish Christian Democratic party which for the second time failed to gain representation in parliament.
Local councillors from the party’s traditional stronghold in Western Jutland are calling for the resignation of the chairman, Bodil Kornbek, and the return to a more right-wing orientation of the party which only managed to win 0,9 per cent of the vote on 13 November.
It may be worth noting that Kornbek is the only likely candidate for the chop among party leaders after the election. Despite their losses and some internal criticism of the party’s campaign strategy, it is extremely unlikely the Social Liberals will be replacing Margrethe Vestager in the near future.
Commentators have mulled the future of Bendt Bendtsen but as I see it there are no signs of a struggle – likely to involve Justice Minister Lene Espersen and Environment Minister Connie Hedegaard – for the Conservative party leadership.