COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Welfare, tax reform, immigration and the environment were key issues for voters going to the polls Tuesday in national elections in Denmark.
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he called the early election because he needed a renewed mandate from voters to energize the 179-member parliament, the BBC reported.
About 4 million Danes are eligible to vote in the elections, where polls suggest a narrow victory for Rasmussen's center-right coalition over the center-left opposition, the BBC said.
"This election is very close. You can't count your chickens before they're hatched," Rasmussen said in a televised debate Monday night.
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