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I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. We can create history tonight. We can bid goodbye to 10 years of (Liberal-Conservative) government which has ground to a halt, and get a new government and a new majority in Denmark. ---->>>

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule... now we have the opportunity to change Denmark.

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule... now we have the opportunity to change Denmark.

So yes, European decision making is not pretty. But it does work. ---->>>

For young girls, whom I meet a lot when I travel around the country, it will be a big thing. It will really show them that there's no post in Denmark that a girl can't aspire to. ---->>>

I really appreciate the British part of my family. ---->>>

People want to make sacrifices but they don't want to be sacrificed. ---->>>

This is not an election where we hand out gifts. It is an election where we ask everyone to contribute more. ---->>>

We are not jumping on the austerity bandwagon. A healthy economy is by far the most important thing for Social Democrats. ---->>>

But what sets Europe apart is we insist on a social model that consists of solidarity, equal opportunity and a certain amount of redistribution. ---->>>

We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there's a change of guards in Denmark. ---->>>

Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership. ---->>>

Without growth we can't pay down our debt, and without growth there's no money for welfare. ---->>>

I know too much about British politics to comment on British politics. ---->>>

I'm taking care of the children, doing a bit of cooking and trying to do a bit of DIY around the house. But that's not going too well. ---->>>

Of course we have to address the deficit if we win. ---->>>

We have the opportunity to change Denmark - that opportunity must be seized. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Danish
Born: 12-14, 1966
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Occupation: Politician
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Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Danish pronunciation: [hɛlə ˈtˢoɐ̯neŋ ˈsmed̥]; born 14 December 1966) is a former Danish politician who was Prime Minister of Denmark from 2011 to 2015, and the Leader of the Social Democrats from 2005 to 2015. She is the first woman to hold either post. Following defeat in 2015, she announced that she would step down as both Danish Prime Minister and Social Democratic party leader (wikipedia)