general elections pirate party 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 it is difficult to get noticed. A recent poll still puts them at 2/150 seats at the house of representatives.
With another three weeks before elections take place to get noticed even more this is a promising election for the pirate movement.

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Anouk Neeteson

About Anouk Neeteson

Hi, I'm an active pirate since early 2012. I left politics in 1983 and the union 10 years later because I realised it was all a scam. I'm of the No future Generation. I call multi-versatile philosopher with experience as a docker, soldier, certified welder, qualified optician and coffeeshop-manager in Amsterdam, pre-retired now. I am an idealist at heart and a pragmatist in daily reality. I am active in the French Parti Pirate where I live now, and I am also active in the Dutch Piratenpartij (where I was born). Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) “Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.”