Greenland: a country with a population of only 56,000, showed China, gave a big shock to the dragon with eyes out.
Greenland election result: Greenland. This country with a population of only 56 thousand, which remains covered with snow for 12 months. Suddenly the entire world was eyeing the elections held in the Arctic in the remotest part of the world. China, America were eyeing the elections to be held here. Elections were held here on Tuesday. Reason, differences arose in the government. And a mining project because of the differences. The dragon was behind this project.
But a handful of people from Greenland turned the water on China's plans. In the elections held here, people rejected the dream of 'development' being shown by the dragon. This is the second time in 40 years that the Left Party Inuit Etakatigit (Community of the People) has won the elections here. The party got 37 percent votes this time while last time it got only 26 percent votes.
Power lost to support China
The Social Democratic Siumut (Forward), which supports the mining project, received only 29 percent of the vote. After getting the right to rule from Denmark in 1979, this party remained in power on most occasions. The leftist party which won the elections is against the mining project in Greenland and its victory is a big blow to the mining industry all over the world.
Why is China's eyeing Greenland
It is said that a rare mineral composed of 17 elements is found in Greenland. It is used to make electronics and weapons. It also has the sixth highest reserves of uranium. The company owned by the Greenland Minerals, which owns the Quenfield mine, says that this mine can become the most important producer worldwide due to the rare mineral. Australian company Greenland Minerals has the support of China. America also wants to invest here. Other countries are also looking towards Greenland for minerals.
Arguments of both parties
The Siumat Party supports this. His argument was that this would give employment to the people. Millions of dollars will be earned annually. But Inuit Etakatigit says that this will cause the problem of radio active pollution and toxic waste. Greenland is already concerned with the melting of ice.
Due to these reasons, the world is eyeing Greenland
Due to the slipping of snow, the possibility of getting out of new sea routes from here is also increasing. This will reduce the time of movement of ships. Controversy between Denmark, Russia and Canada has increased in the recent past. Apart from this, Russia is also increasing its military activities in the Arctic.
Economy rests on fish business
Greenland's economy rests on the trade in fish. Apart from this, he also gets subsidy from Denmark. A large part of it is still controlled by Denmark. It is the 12th largest country in the world. In 2019, the then US President Donald Trump said that he wanted to buy Greenland. Due to global warming, snow has started melting at record levels here.