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A high-profile MP with Denmark's governing Liberal party and seven politicians from coalition party Liberal Alliance have said they will not vote for a proposal to ban full-face veils in public.

Former minister for food and the environment Eva Kjer Hansen confirmed to Ritzau on Wednesday that she would vote against the proposal, which was announced by justice minister Søren Pape Poulsen on Tuesday.

That comes despite the Liberal party's parliamentary group leader Søren Gade saying that MPs would not be given free reign to vote how they pleased over the issue.

Hansen has previously spoken out against a proposed ban on the religious garment, calling it "out of proportion".


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