The General Elections on 15 March 2017 will witness to many firsts from different perspectives. A new party such as DENK must have public support from 20 constituent areas and 580 signatures. DENK received three times this amount. A new party must also comply with financial aptitude, meaning that it can only qualify when the party can present financial guarantees.
Political observers point out that DENK is a necessity in the Netherlands, especially in the ever-extreme right-wing politics and in the atmosphere of increasing xenophobia. Moreover, DENK’s participation in the first elections, with such a serious support from the constituents, is a strong message to the political arena. DENK will also be able to benefit from the broadcast that is given to major political parties in national television, as it competes in the whole electoral regions.