Democratic Political Turning Point
|Democratic Political Turning Point
Democratisch Politiek Keerpunt
|Chairman||Theo Reijnen (Ad interim)|
|Founded||19 June 2012|
|Dissolved||18 November 2012|
|Merger of||Proud of the Netherlands, Independent Citizens' Party|
|Ideology||Conservative liberalism, classical liberalism, social conservatism, nationalism, soft euroscepticism, populism|
|Colours||Red, White, Blue & Orange|
|Politics of Netherlands
Democratic Political Turning Point (DPK, Dutch: Democratisch Politiek Keerpunt) was a political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded by Hero Brinkman, an independent member of the House of Representatives, formerly a member of the Party for Freedom (PVV). After Brinkman left the Party for Freedom he founded the Independent Citizens' Party (OBP). On 9 June 2012, Brinkman announced that the Independent Citizens' Party was merging with the Proud of the Netherlands (TON) party to form a new party: Democratic Political Turning Point. The party participated in the Dutch general election of 2012, but did not win any seats. On 18 November 2012, TON reversed the merger and parted ways with Brinkman.
- Andeweg, R. and G. Irwin Politics and Governance in the Netherlands, Basingstoke (Palgrave) p.49
- (English) Populists Brinkman and TON unite, DutchNews.nl, June 9, 2012
- (English) New DPKP party marks a 'turning point', will fill gap on the right, DutchNews.nl, June 19, 2012
- "Trots op Nederland verder zonder Brinkman". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 18 November 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015.