Akbayan Youth congratulates the Danish Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) and the Social Democratic Youth (Danmarks Socialde
mokratiske Ungdom/DSU) in their electoral victory. This victory is a clear sign of support of the Danish people in the party that has stood for the welfare state and defense of the common people. It also serves as an overwhelming approval of the Danish people in your bold plan to raise the taxes and increase public spending for services such education, health, and transportation.
We should also see this victory amid the specter of rising right-wing militancy across Europe. Your plan to undo the atrocious curtailment of immigration is a step in the right direction to ensuring Denmark remains a peaceful, democratic, and open society.
We would also like to note the passionate participation of the youth in this election. The DSU has given the campaign of the social democrats a youthful zeal. Indeed, this victory is as much a victory of the Danish youth as it is of the social democrats.
We would also like to congratulate the new and first Danish woman prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Her responsible stewardship of the Social Democrats has shown many that Denmark has a brighter future ahead under a social democratic government.
Once again, congratulations in your victory!
AKBAYAN YOUTH AND AKBAYAN CITIZENS’ ACTION PARTY