Pirate Lost Mayoral Election in Saarlouis, Germany

Pirate Lost Mayoral Election in Saarlouis, Germany

The Pirate candidate was Thomas Brockmann, 50, a freelance journalist who was seeking to bring more transparency and citizen participation to Saarlouis. Brockmann also suggested city projects for the citizens, such as a public swimming pool.

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Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor!

Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor!

The Swiss Pirate Party had a major victory Sunday, as 31-year-old Alex Arnold was elected mayor of Eichberg, a municipality in North Eastern Switzerland. He is not the first Pirate Mayor, but the first pirate to be selected by an electoral process. The city of Eichberg, were Alex Arnold was elected, has a population of 1,481 persons. The region’s local Pirate Party is less than […]

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PPNL Did Not Get a Seat But the Future is Looking Bright

PPNL Did Not Get a Seat But the Future is Looking Bright

Update: PPNL just passed 30 000 votes and has now a total of 30 438 votes with four regions left to count. One of these “regions” left is the postal votes. Pirate Times have been following the Dutch elections today. With the counting of the regions very close to done: 411 Final Results (98.1%), 1 Partial results (0.2%) and 7 Waiting for results (1.7%) we can see that […]

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Dutch Election Today! First National Seat For the Pirates?

Dutch Election Today! First National Seat For the Pirates?

In one hour we should know the preliminary results from the Dutch elections and how Piratenpartij (PPNL) did. For live coverage you can take a look at one of the two following people covering it Justus Römeth and Andrew Norton. Some selected excerpts from the reporting by Justus Römeth (part of Pirate Times reporters) can be seen below.

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Belgium Pirates struggled entering elections

Belgium Pirates struggled entering elections

 The new and small parties in Belgium are upset. In a letter addressed to Paul Furlan, Minister of Local Government and City Policy, they complained about two procedural errors in organizing provincial and local elections that hamper the preparation thereof.   The first problem was that an application document for the provincial elections necessary to gather signatures did not yet exist. The other problem was that the official site of the ministry had two contradictory […]

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General elections in the Netherlands

General elections in the Netherlands

You may have missed it, but Holland is slowly but surely being gripped by election fever as election night creeps closer. It is still a while away though, as they’re being held on 12th of September. Yet the electioneering battle has already started, still low key, as the various parties position themselves. The Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ recently entered the political arena in a multi-party system, meaning […]

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