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The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became Denmark's second largest party in Thursday's general election and the biggest in the right-wing bloc, which ousted a centre-left government.

Boosted by rising concerns over the cost of immigration to Denmark's generous welfare state and a perceived erosion of "Danish values", it secured 21.1 percent of the vote, its highest score ever and up from 12.3 percent in the previous election.

"This election campaign has shown that we are a party that the others just can't avoid. We are a party to be taken seriously here in this country," party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl told cheering supporters at a party event in the Danish parliament.


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