Alternativet nears 5,000 members

Parliaments newest party has nearly doubled its membership since the election was called in May

Alternativet, Denmark’s newest political party, is growing in leaps and bounds. The party now has 4901 members. Last week alone, more than 472 voters decided to join the up and coming party.

“Less than two years ago, we were a people sitting around a table,” Alternativet spokesperson Rasmus Nordqvis told Politiken. “Now we have almost 5,000 members. It is great to be involved.”

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Members joining the party now can decide how much they want to pay each month, as long as it is at least 15 kroner. The money is important to the new party, which had previously operated on a completely volunteer basis. The funds will help the party hire a few employees and stage events.

READ MORE: Denmark’s newest party voices ambitions at Folkemødet

With nearly 5,000 members, Alternativet is approaching the size of some of parliaments more established parties like Liberal Alliance, which has 6,000 members and SF, which has about 8,000.





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