Both populists and Social Democrats campaigned against immigration in Denmark's European elections. Last year, a new law was passed designating majority low-income immigrant neighborhoods as "ghettos," making them subject to harsh new restrictions.
Social Democrats have taken the most seats in an election centered on issues of immigration, climate and welfare. Left-leaning parties did well, while support for the populist Danish People's Party plummeted.
Germany's SPD isn't the only party of social democrats currently struggling in Europe. But while some suffer even more, others are ascendant. DW looks at the ups and downs of Europe's left-leaning parties.
The center-left Social Democrats, seeking to form the first left-wing government in two decades, have taken an early lead in Finland's general election. Polls also predict strong gains for the main far-right party.
The Social Democratic Party declared victory after preliminary results showed it beating the populist Finns Party by a narrow 0.2%. The campaign centered on the welfare system, climate change and immigration.
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