The Galician Pirates elections as political party for the first time declaring system of political parties not work in the twenty-first century society and change it to hack the laws and our goals direct democracy full transparency.”
Peiratikó Kómma Elládos (Pirate Party Greece) looks eagerly ahead to the future. A recent poll gave them twice as much electoral influence as they had in the May elections. The Greek Pirates are now full of optimism, ready for their first Conference on 3-4 November 2012 in Athens. The aims of the Conference are to vote in the first elected board leading the party into the EU Regional Elections in 2014 and will ratify its statutes and principles.
The Australian pirate Party will be contesting seats in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) elections being held on 20 October 2012. Unfortunately they were not able to field candidates under the Pirate Party name as they fell six members short of the 100 required to be able to register as a political party in the territory
The Pirate Party of Slovenia (Piratska stranka Slovenije) is having a constitutional congress on 17 October 2012, and all Pirates in Slovenia are very excited about this. We asked its leader a few questions about this event and a few other things related to party activities in the past.
The Belgians are pleased with the result from the elections. They got between 0.5% and 5.16% of the votes in the regional elections. In the region of ‘Ottignies-Louvain-le-Neuve’ they were 14 votes short of gaining a seat in the city council.
The Czech Pirate Party had a successful regional election with an average of 2.19% in the different regions. The first part of the senator elections also took place where one Pirate candidate advanced to the second round. With a total vote count of 57 000 for PPCZ they did not manage to get elected in the regional elections but it is a good sign for the future. Compared to the last election they managed to increase their votes with 275%. In the different regions they scored between 1.41% and 3.03%.
Tomorrow, on the 14th October 2012 the regional and municipal elections are taking place in Belgium, which has compulsory voting for every citizen from 18 years of age. Legal sanctions still exist, but they haven’t been enforced by prosecutors since 2003.
Swedish hosting company PRQ were raided October 1, causing a shutdown of up to 50 file sharing sites. As a result, the member count of the Swedish Pirate Party increased rapidly, almost doubling in just two weeks.
In the spirit of transparency here is our income report for September. We were flattred 98 times by 15 people and received €20.49 in support for our work. We have received enough to cover our running costs and the donations will go to future projects for helping the international pirate movement.