Greenland’s main opposition party has won the election and put mining project on hold

By April 8, 2021News

Inuit Ataqatigiit, which opposes a mining project in southern Greenland, won 37% of votes in Tuesday’s snap election, compared to 26% in the last election, overtaking the ruling social democratic Siumut party which secured 29% of votes, according to official results. The pro-mining Siumut party has been in power most of the time since Greenland gained home rule from Denmark in 1979.

“The result of Tuesday’s election casts doubt on the mining complex at Kvanefjeld in the south of the Arctic island and sends a strong signal to international mining companies wanting to exploit Greenland’s vast untapped mineral resources.”

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