Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is expected to call a general election later on Wednesday, according to local media reports. The Prime Minister's office has invited press for a news conference at 11 a.m. Danish time, or 5 a.m. Eastern Time. Usually elections in Denmark are held three weeks after they are called to shorten the campaigning period, so political commentators are pointing to mid-June as a likely voting day. A pre-summer election has been widely expected, as the government's four-year term is coming to an end in September.
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