Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) is one of the oldest pirate parties in the world. It was founded in 2008 it has extended its policies from the traditional pirate platform. Today the party has more than 1.300 members. The coming month, on July 2, seven candidates in three states run for the federal elections (aiming to do better than 2013 when they got 0,3% to 0,6% […]

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Pirates Asked to Help Internet Party in Serbian election with Selfie

Pirates Asked to Help Internet Party in Serbian election with Selfie

CALL TO PIRATES to make selfies – valid until Tuesday, 19 April 2016 The Idea: Have you ever wondered how Pirate culture can help launch a local movement into the spotlight? Now is the chance. The Internet Party is an idea from the people of  the city of Zrenjanin, Serbia. Pirate Parties International (PPI) vice chairman Patrick Schiffer and Jelena Jovanovic visited Internet Party founder, […]

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Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

This past Sunday (March 13th), there were local elections in three states of Germany: Baden Witterburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) did not manage to gather enough signatures to participate in Saxony-Anhalt. In Baden-Württemberg they achieved 21.733 votes (0.41%) and in Rhineland-Palatinate they achieved 16.790 votes (0.8%). In the two states where PPDE took part in elections, their returns fell below […]

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Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) and the Pirate movement as a whole, will be experiencing the first of many election tests in 2016 and the coming year 2017. The first was in Hessen last Sunday 6 March 2016. In the municipal elections in the region of Hessen, PPDE made a good start and saw 16 Pirates elected in local councils, although the turn out […]

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Election Results for Pirate Party of Switzerland: 0.94% of total ballots

Election Results for Pirate Party of Switzerland: 0.94% of total ballots

Last Sunday, 18 October, national elections were held in Switzerland. The pirates did well, receiving 82,635 votes in total—0.94% of ballots cast. The turnout for the election was 49.99%. Before the election took place the Pirate Party of Switzerland attempted to get them declared invalid and re-scheduled. The government in the region of Aargauer had published an election guide for the parliamentary elections but chosen […]

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Results of Catalonian Election

Results of Catalonian Election

On September 27th there were elections in Catalonia. Pirates de Catalunya were only able to participate in the province of Girona and had no presence in the other three provinces. PPCAT had a difficult time collecting signatures (a requirement to participate in the elections) from the citizens. Mainly because of the period falling during summer holidays, when a lot of people were outside of their cities. Another reason that affected was […]

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Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

On Sunday 27 September 2015 the Austrian pirates (PPAT) have a local election in the region of Upper Austria. One of their focuses for their election campaign is the question of the right to privacy. They launched a campaign site for privacy and decided to put an advertisement on various porn sites to reach people with their message. The advertisement banner says “Johanna wants to […]

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Pirate Party Australia Achieves 0.89% in Canning

Pirate Party Australia Achieves 0.89% in Canning

The Canning federal by-election was held on Saturday. Michelle Allen was a candidate for the Pirate Party of Australia in the elections. Receiving 0.89% of the votes it was a good first appearance by a pirate party candidate in this region. “This election is an opportunity to show the major parties we are unhappy with the direction our nation is moving. Pirate Party Australia can […]

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Greek Pirate Party Election Results

Greek Pirate Party Election Results

The national election took place on Sunday in Greece. The election was announced shortly before it took place which gave political parties a narrow time frame to launch their campaigns. Being a new party this also meant financial and organizational difficulties for Pirate Party of Greece. The Pirates in Greece formed a coalition with “Dimokratikoi“ and “koinonia axion“. This was done in order to be able […]

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Sunday’s Elections A Big Challenge For PPGR

Sunday’s Elections A Big Challenge For PPGR

After negotiations the Pirate Party of Greece (PPGR) has decided to run for the elections on September 20. They will run with the help of a coalition formed together by two other parties, “Dimokratikoi“ and “koinonia axion“. The negotiations for a coalition and internal voting created an outcome with heated debates and disputes. Spyros Chrysanthopoulos, honorary “Captain” of PPGR and one of the main coordinators of the preparation for the elections, […]

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