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Resource-rich Greenlands goes to the polls

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Arctic Policy and Economic Forum explains why Greenland's elections have taken on international importance." > Greenland's has only 57,000 inhabitants but its election attracted attention from the west and the east. The huge Arctic Island has become of key interest to Western and Asian countries who hope to grab a share of its massive mineral wealth. China is definitely interested. Many nations also see the potential of offshore oil and gas in the region as new shipping routes open in the Arctic due to sea ice thawing. Damien Degeorges, the founder of the Arctic Policy and Economic Forum explains why Greenland's elections have taken on international importance.