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Exit Polls Indicate Victory for Denmark's Incumbent PM


Early exit polls in Denmark's general election indicate the party of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is headed for victory.

Shortly before polls were closing at 19 hours UT (2 pm EST), Danish public television projected Mr. Rasmussen would win a second four-year term and his party would take some 95 of the Danish parliament's 179 seats.

Opposition parties led by the Social Democrats were projected to win 80 seats.

The prime minister's conservative bloc was favored heading into the vote. But pre-election opinion polls indicated that some 800,000 of the country's four million eligible voters were undecided, adding some uncertainty to the outcome.

Mr. Rasmussen called parliamentary elections nine months ahead of schedule to capitalize on a strong economy, and popular anti-immigration and no-new-tax policies.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
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