National Elections in Luxembourg
On July, 10th the Luxembourg government fell apart because of a spying scandal. This meant there had to be elections held that were previously unplanned. These elections will take place next Sunday, October 20th.
So parties were only given 3 months to prepare for those election. One of the parties competing for votes will be the Pirate Party of Luxemburg (PPLU). It will be the first time PPLU participates in a national election. A first seat is possible for them when they reach 3.5% of the vote. This seems like a very attainable goal. In the past PPLU has appeared in polls at around 3%. Under the motto “Reboot Luxembourg” the party will be advocating a basic income, transparency of the state, political participation, as well as freedom and responsibility.
This post has been edited on 23 October 2012 to correct a spelling mistake