After the parliamentary elections in Denmark, the Social Democratic Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that she would submit her government’s resignation to Queen Margrethe II on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old said that early on Wednesday morning in front of party supporters in Copenhagen, although the centre-left alliance around her Social Democrats had most likely received a majority in the last minute election.

With the resignation, Frederiksen wants to pave the way for a new so-called queen round. It looks at which of the party leaders has the best chance of starting a search for a new government. Since the Social Democrats have again become by far the strongest force, Frederiksen is likely to receive this exploratory mandate again. She could then set out to explore the possibilities for a broad government across the political center, which is rare for Denmark.

Frederiksen had announced that he would strive for cross-block government cooperation. So far, she has been leading a purely social-democratic minority government, which is primarily supported in parliament by the left-wing parties.