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POWERFUL WOMEN Denmark Elects First Female PM Krabbe Lars / AP Photo

Denmark Elects First Female PM

Denmark’s general election marks the beginning of a new era in Danish politics. Not only will Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt become the country’s first female prime minister, her center-left cabinet will replace the right-wing government that’s held power for 10 years. Thorning-Schmidt ran on a bid to raise taxes, increase government spending, and lift some of the current conservative administration’s austerity measures.

September 15, 2011 11:03 PM