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Left wing party wins Greenland election after opposing Australian company’s mine

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“We congratulate the Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community of the People’s party) on the election. We are now excited about what the (coalition) negotiations will bring in the coming days,” Jensen said in a statement as quoted by the Danish broadcaster TV2.

Without an absolute majority in the Parliament, the Community of the People’s party is now, however, likely to seek to form a coalition with a group of smaller parties rather than with Jensen’s Forward.

At the heart of the election was a proposed international mining project by Greenland Minerals, an Australia-based company with Chinese ownership, which is seeking a licence to operate the Kvanefjeld mine in southern Greenland.

Apart from uranium, estimates show the Kvanefjeld mine…



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