A drama about a new Danish prime minister's battle to maintain her ideals.
Epigraph: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln The Moderates lose the election after Kruse's outburst against Nyborg during the last debate on TV1. The New Democrats manage to capture 13 seats and are needed for a majority in parliament. Both the Red (left-leaning) and Blue (right-leaning) coalition try to pull the New Democrats into their government. Birgitte tries to negotiate but does not have a preference for either coalition. The vice-chairwoman of the Freedom party wants to join the Red coalition and Birgitte is asked again to support them. She is offered the post of Prime Minister. This presents her with a dilemma. In the end she joins the Blue coalition and the series ends with Birgitte going to her new cabinet as minister of foreign affairs.
Epigraph: “To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself." - Søren Kierkegaard The opinion polls seem to give the New Democrats five seats for the coming election. Birgitte is quite confident her strategy is working out. The difference with the Moderates is not that apparent for most voters. In a debate of 'moderate parties' she decides to boldly attack Jacob Kruse. In the general debate on TV1 Jacob Kruse eventually lashes out against Birgitte Nyborg and does not manage to recover from this mistake.
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