Dansk Folkeparti (DF) er et dansk nationalkonservativt og højrepopulistisk politisk parti, der p.t. er det tredje største i Folketinget. Det blev stiftet på Christiansborg den 6. oktober 1995 af Pia Kjærsgaard, Kristian Thulesen Dahl, Poul Nødgaard og Ole Donner, der indtil da alle var medlemmer af Fremskridtspartiet.
Fra 2001 til 2011 var partiet VK-regeringens parlamentariske grundlag og støtteparti. Pia Kjærsgaard har siden grundlæggelsen og til 15. september 2012 været formand og politisk ordfører for partiet.
Hun er ubetinget partiets største profil. September 2012 trådte Pia Kjærsgaard tilbage som partiformand, hun efterfulgtes af Kristian Thulesen Dahl.
På stemmesedlen har Dansk Folkeparti listebogstavet 'O'.
Partileder: Kristian Thulesen Dahl
Næstformand: Søren Espersen
Politisk ordfører: Kristian Thulesen Dahl
Gruppeformand i Folketinget: Peter Skaarup
Partiavis: Dansk Folkeblad
Ungdomsorganisation: Dansk Folkepartis Ungdom
Politisk ideologi: Nationalkonservatisme. Socialkonservatisme, Euroskepticisme, Højrefløjspopulisme
The Danish People's Party (Danish: Dansk Folkeparti, DF) is a political party in Denmark which is frequently described as right-wing populist by political scientists and commentators. The party was founded in 1995 by Pia Kjærsgaard who led the party until 2012, when she passed the leadership on to Kristian Thulesen Dahl. Since the Parliamentary election in 2001 the party has supported a government consisting of the Liberal and Conservative parties, and these were in power until the election in 2011 (where a coalition of center-left parties won). While not being a part of the cabinet, the Danish People's Party maintained a close cooperation with the 2001–2011 government parties on most issues. In return for their parliamentary cooperation, the party required support for their political stances.
The party's expressed goals are to protect the freedom and cultural heritage of the Danish people, including the family, the Monarchy and the Church of Denmark, to enforce a strict rule of law, to work against Denmark becoming a multi-ethnic society by limiting immigration and promoting cultural assimilation of admitted immigrants, to maintain a strong welfare system for those in need, and to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth by strengthening education and encouraging people to work, and to protect the environment and natural resources.
The party's popularity has grown since its inception, taking 25 seats in the 179-member Folketinget in the 2007 parliamentary election (13.8% of the vote, remaining the third largest party in Denmark.) They received 12.3% of the vote in the 2011 Parliamentary election, and this marked their first decline compared to earlier elections, although they maintained the position as the third largest party.
Leader: Kristian Thulesen Dahl
Founded: 6 October 1995
Split from: Progress Party
Youth wing: Youth of the Danish People's Party
Ideology: Right-wing populism, National conservatism, Conservatism, Nationalism, Euroscepticism