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Helle Thorning-Schmidt Becomes Denmark's First Female Prime Minister

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Photo: Mogens Engelund/Wikipedia)

Denmark has elected its first female Prime Minister.

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt's victory Thursday is historic in more ways than one.

The election of her left-leaning alliance ends 10 years of center-right rule.

In the past decade, the Danish right and far-right pushed through tough anti-immigrant measures, but this time around, it looks like Denmark's stagnant economy trumped all other concerns.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Clark Boyd to get the details.

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