DENMARK: Swing to the Left

As Danes voted last week in favor of joining the European Common Market, they little guessed that they were also ensuring a change in the country's leadership. Jens Otto Krag, 58, had campaigned long and arduously for a yes vote, and now chose the moment of victory as "a good occasion to step down." In his place as Prime Minister, the Social Democratic Party confirmed Krag's personal choice: Anker Henrik Jorgensen, 50, plump and goateed president of the 250,000-member Unskilled Workers' Union, Denmark's largest.

Krag kept his resignation a secret until the end...

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