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Good night for Danish liberals, shock for populists

Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's Liberal Party won in Denmark, taking five seats after a record voter turnout of 66%. The other big story of the night was the Eurosceptic Danish People's Party(DF) losing around two-thirds of their votes. Danish voters return to the polls on 5 June for parliamentary elections.

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New Danske boss

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Reuters

Danske Bank has named Chris Vogelzang, as its new chief executive.

Between 2000 to 2017, he held several positions at the Dutch bank ABN Amro – the last eight years as a member of the bank’s management board and head of its global retail and private banking activities.

His task to restore the reputation of the bank, embroiled in money laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. He starts on 1 June.

Karsten Dybvad, chairman, said: "We have a big task ahead of us in continuing to rebuild trust and at the same time developing our business in pace with customer expectations and the technological development to ensure that we remain a leading Nordic bank".