June 18, 2015 / 6:24 PM / 2 years ago

Danish exit polls give opposition lead, but too close to call

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Two Danish exit polls gave opposition parties led by former prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen a slim lead in a parliamentary election but without polling voters in Greenland and Faroe Islands, the result was too close to call.

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and opposition leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen speak to media at their last televised debate with all party leaders in Copenhagen June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix Denmark

An exit poll from state broadcaster DR gave the opposition a three-seat lead in parliament while one from TV2 news channel gave it a one-seat lead.

However, voters in Denmark’s former colonies contribute four parliamentarians and they have traditionally leaned towards the centre-left of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki

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