Denmark: Mayor is finished after kissing for Christmas lunch

After 13 years with the mayor's chain around his neck, Venstre's Morten Andersen is retiring from the post of mayor in Nordfyn Municipality. This happens as a result of an episode at the municipality's Christmas lunch, "where the mayor kissed a female employee on the dance floor", according to a press release from the municipality. On Thursday evening, a unanimous finance committee expressed a lack of confidence in the mayor, and now he is definitively withdrawing from the post. In reality, this is a political and moral pressure that has been put on him, where he himself has concluded that there is no point in trying to continue. ROGER BUCH, MUNICIPAL RESEARCHER - I cannot change it, but I offer an unreserved apology for my actions to everyone, writes Morten Andersen himself in a post on Facebook.