Forum for Democracy
|Forum for Democracy|
|Party leader||Thierry Baudet|
|Founded||September 22, 2016|
|Political ideology||National conservatism|
The Forum for Democracy (in Dutch: Forum voor Democratie; FvD) is a national conservative and Euroskeptic political party in the Netherlands, founded on September 22, 2016, by Thierry Baudet, a historian and author, and accompanied by the lawyer Theo Hiddema.
In the March 2019 provincial elections, the Forum for Democracy – running on a strong anti-mass migration platform – performed extremely well, going from having zero seats in the Dutch Senate to becoming the largest party in the chamber. It began to overshadow the Party for Freedom, another prominent Dutch right-wing party.
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