Greenlandic general election, 2013
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General elections were held in Greenland on 12 March 2013. The opposition Siumut party emerged as the largest in Parliament, winning 14 of the 31 seats. On 26 March Siumut leader Aleqa Hammond became Greenland's first female Prime Minister.
The main campaign issue was exploitation of the island's mineral wealth. The ruling Inuit Ataqatigiit party supported allowing foreign workers, most of whom would be Chinese, into the country to work in the mining industry, whilst the Siumut party was opposed to the proposal. Rare earth elements were of particular concern.
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|Source: Election Passport, Parties & Elections|
Following the election results, Siumut leader Aleqa Hammond claimed that she was "in no hurry to form a coalition" and would wait to hear the demands of the other parties. Hammond ultimately formed a government with Solidarity and the Inuit Party. Siumut took six of the eight cabinet posts, with Solidarity taking the Health and Infrastructure portfolio and the Inuit Party taking the Environment portfolio.
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- Nikku Olsen: Alle er velkomne i vores parti http://sermitsiaq.ag (Hentet 13-03-2013)
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- Mining proponents win Greenland election AP, 13 March 2013
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- Election Profile IFES
- Greenland Votes to Get Tough on Investors; New Ruling Party Campaigned to Backtrack on Country's Recent Opening to Investment From Foreign Mining Ventures March 13, 2013 Wall Street Journal
- Greenland votes for change Nunatsiaq Online, 13 March 2013
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