Immigration and asylum issues feature high on the agenda in the upcoming Danish parliamentary elections.

Two of Denmark's major political parties, the Social Democrats and the Danish People's Party, have started a pre-election race, competing to be the party with the toughest stance on immigration and asylum issues.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Social Democrats) is bound by law to call for an election to be held by September 15th at the latest, but speculation is widespread that she might call an early election.

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