The next Danish prime minister could well end up ruling by the grace of the country’s Faroese and Greenlandic constituencies, according to The Arctic Journal.
Typically, the results of Danish general elections, regardless of how closely contested, are, by and large, known before election night turns into the day after.
Come midnight in Copenhagen on Friday, however, electoral eyes may find themselves shifting nervously west, to the furthest reaches of the kingdom. At that time, polling places in Greenland – four time zones behind Denmark – will just be closing.
Should the voting in Denmark proper prove inconclusive, the results of the vote in Greenland (as well as the Faroe Islands), typically an afterthought to the voting in Denmark proper, may wind up tipping the balance, The Arctic Journal writes.