The extreme right-wing Dansk Folkeparti (DPP) made gains at last years elections and now has 22 seats in the country's 179-seat parliament.
Although Denmark has a reputation for tolerance and liberalism, the fast- growing ultranationalist DPP, with its strict views on immigration and crime, has consistently come third in opinion polls.
With its self styled "housewife leader" Pia Kjaersgaard, the DPP is milder in its approach than other European far-right parties.
It campaigns as a co-operative constitutional party which opposes the European single currency and immigration. But an air of xenophobia persists - the party has pursued newspaper campaigns to expose "welfare cheats" among the immigrant community.