16 Sep '11, 6pm

Denmark elects first female prime minister. Media still using superficial language: "elegant" "blonde" "well-dressed."

Denmark elects first female prime minister. Media still using superficial language: "elegant" "blonde" "well-dressed."

Ms Thorning-Schmidt (above), the elegant, blonde daughter-in-law of former British Labour party leader Neil Kinnock, and her centre-left bloc won 89 seats in the 179-seat parliament, against 86 for outgoing Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's centre-right government and parliamentary supporters. -- PHOTO: AFP COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Danish media on Friday hailed the arrival of the country's first woman prime minister, a day after Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her centre-left bloc narrowly won general elections, ending a decade in opposition. Watch video Denmark elects first female PM Denmark elects first female prime minister, who promises to shift the political spectrum to the left if she can successfully unite her coalition. Jessica Gray reports. Duration: 1:27 After barely mentioning the Social Democrat chief's gender during the intense three-week campaign leading up to t...

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