Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections
The Slovenian national election took place yesterday. Previously the Pirate Party Slovenia (PPSI) has only taken part in the European Elections, where they achieved 2.57%. This time they achieved 1.34% with 11.579 votes.
As mentioned earlier PPSI will receive around 4.000 Euros in funding for their result of +1%. This will allow them to expand their organization and was their only plan for this election.
We got 1,34%. One percent was our goal, as this means we finally get funding. We were hoping for 4%, but knew it was a long shot. I consider it a massive win, though.
We got hit by a low turnout (51%) and a strong last minute rally by “Koalicija združena levica” (The left coalition) that has basically the same demographic of voters, but more money, more populist ideas (socialism) and … an amazing performance by their representative at a national debate on the biggest commercial television 2 days before the campaign suspension. We were not invited to this debate.
– Rok Andrée, PPSI Secretary
PPSI is a new political party that began their story on 10 June 2009, they got officially registered on the 5 November 2012. They are still working towards long term plans for organically growing their party andthey are a bit worried about what a quick success would do to PPSI.
The next election in Slovenia will take place on 10 October. This time it will be local elections.
Featured image: CC-BY-NC, Bartholomew Munce