Party for Human and Spirit
Partij voor Mens en Spirit
The Party for Human and Spirit (Dutch: Partij voor Mens en Spirit, MenS) is a Dutch political party, founded in March 2008. In December 2008, the party registered with the electoral council. MenS took part in the parliamentary elections in 2010 where they won 0.3% of the vote, not enough to enter the House of Representatives. The founder and president of the party is Lea Manders. She is an astrologer and has been a city councillor in Arnhem since 1998. MenS participated in the municipal elections of March 5, 2010 in the municipalities of Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Respectively, they won 0.3 and 0.5 percent and did not gain any seats.
In november 2014 MenS participated in a combined list with the Basic Income Party, the Netherlands (Dutch: Basis Inkomen Partij, BIP) in the municipality of Alkmaar and they won 1.0 percent and did not gain any seats. On March 18, 2015 MenS is participating in the elections for the provinces in two of them: Groningen and Gelderland.
The Party for Human and Spirit is based on what they call “modern spiritual foundations”. Their main agenda is reorganizing the monetary system in order to enable the country, the seventh highest GDP but with increasing poverty, to thrive.
In Germany there exists a similar political party, Die Violetten.