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National leaders in Denmark are never elected (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dane

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'national' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see an association between them that I can't see?

'leaders in denmark are never elected' is the wordplay.
'leaders in' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letters of 'denmark are never elected' is 'DANE'.

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(Other definitions for dane that I've seen before include "Eg, Copenhagen native" , "invader once" , "European in Aden" , "Hamlet, say" , "Eg, Hamlet" .)

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