In the days following the big landslide election, Birgitte Nyborg Christensen finds herself in the eye of a political storm. Her party, the Moderates, were the principal winners in the election, and Birgitte has been appointed Royal Formateur to lead the inter-party negotiations. Her job now is to bring together a divided parliament and form a new government. This turns out to be a tougher task than Birgitte could ever have imagined. The first day of negotiations results in a painful defeat for Birgitte. Lars Hesselboe of the Liberal Party contemptuously sends a low-ranking party member, and Labour Party leader Michael Laugesen does not attend at all. Birgitte's party vice-chairman and mentor Bent Sejrø stresses that Birgitte needs to start showing courage and decisiveness. All meetings are postponed.