16 Sep 2011

Denmark set to get first female PM

5:13 pm on 16 September 2011

Denmark's centre-left has won the country's general election, ending nearly a decade in opposition.

With all votes counted, the bloc led by Social Democrat leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt had won a narrow majority in parliament.

She is set to become Denmark's first woman prime minister.

The incumbent, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has admitted defeat, the BBC reports.

Ms Thorning-Schmidt had campaigned on a platform of tax rises and increased public spending.

She also promised to roll back tough immigration laws proposed by a junior partner of the current coalition.