June 18, 2015 / 6:27 PM / 4 years ago

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

Leader of opposition party Venstre, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, casts his vote during general election at Nyboder school, in Copenhagen, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Nils Meilvang/Scanpix Denmark

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.

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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