With the Denmark Democrats rapidly accumulating voter declarations, leader Inger Støjberg has said that she is open to former Danish People’s Party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl joining her in the party.
Dahl, who co-founded the DF over 25 years ago, announced his resignation from the party on Wednesday, June 29, making him the eleventh party member to jump ship over the past six months.
“He wants to be an asset no matter what [where he is], ”Said Støjberg from Thulesen Dahl. “I am thinking in particular of his human and professional qualifications.”
Just eight days after the start, the Denmark Democrats have received over 20,000 official voter declarations – the amount needed for the party to run in the parliamentary elections.
The future is uncertain
Whether Dahl himself will support the party is uncertain.
“How my future in relation to the Denmark Democrats or others should develop is something I really want to think about,” he said after describing his decision to leave the DF as a difficult decision.
Although Støjberg has rejected the characteristic of the Danish Democrats as the Danish People’s Party 2.0, there are actually similarities between the two parties, such as their attitude to foreign policy.
Former DF figure Peter Skaarup has already joined the Danish Democrats, and Støjberg says that talks with other resigned members are underway.
Source: The Nordic Page