COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would continue talks with her party's main opponent, the Liberal Party, and other parties in a bid to form a new government.
"After the initial meetings and discussions and statements from the Liberal Party, it is my assessment that we can form a broad government in Denmark," Frederiksen told journalists.
Such a coalition would mark the first time in more than four decades that a government is formed across the traditional left-right divide, significantly changing the Nordic country's political landscape.
Frederiksen's centre-left Social Democratic Party won 27.5% of the votes in Denmark's Nov. 1 general election, making it the biggest group among the dozen parties in parliament.
Earlier on Wednesday, two former supporting parties, the Red-Green Alliance and the Alternative, said they had been ousted from government negotiations by Frederiksen.
(Reporting by Copenhagen Newsroom, editing by Terje Solsvik)