Danish lawmaker Mette Frederiksen, who heads the Social Democrats, announced on Wednesday that she will lead a left-leaning government.
“It is with great pleasure I can announce that after three weeks of negotiations, we have a majority to form a new government,” said the 41-year-old, who is set to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister.
Frederiksen said her government will rely on support from four other left-of-center parties, including the Socialist People’s Party and the Social-Liberal Party. Part of their deal includes enacting legislation that will cut Denmark’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent over the next decade.
“We did not know that this was going to work out when we started negotiations,” Frederiksen said. “These are four parties with very different stories and attitudes. We have achieved our goal now.”