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Chinese Rare-Earth Project in Doubt After Greenland Opposition Wins Election

HELSINKI—Greenland’s main opposition party, which is against an international mining project involving uranium and other metals on the Arctic island, has emerged as the biggest party after winning more than a third of votes in an early parliamentary election, according to initial results. With nearly all votes counted Wednesday, the left-leaning Community of the People party (Inuit Ataqatigiit) had secured 37 percent of the votes, entitling it to 12 seats in the Greenlandic national assembly, the 31-seat Inatsisartut. Its biggest rival, the ruling center-left Forward (Siumut) party took the second spot with 29 percent of the votes, giving it 10 seats in the legislature. In a victory speech, Community of the People chairman Múte B. Egede pointed to themes that made his party stand out among voters. “There are two issues that have been important in this election campaign: people’s living conditions are one. And then there is our health …

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