How does it feel to be a Pirate in Rajoy’s homeland? The expression “Ben feito Piratas” (“well done Pirates” in the Galician language) describes in one phrase the final assessment of the first electoral participation for Piratas de Galicia.
One of the reasons for Germany’s Pirate success is the use of a type of local meeting called a Stammtisch (a table in a bar for regulars). If there are enough Pirates in your local geographical area, who would enjoy meeting up on a regular basis, then you can think about setting up a Stammtisch.
The Czechs have their first elected Pirate Senator. Pirates worldwide will be rejoicing with PPCZ as they celebrate Libor Michálek’s success in the senatorial elections. Famous, in his own country, as a whistle blower for exposing corruption in 1996 when he worked for the National Property Fund.
The Galician Pirates elections as political party for the first time declaring system of political parties not work in the twenty-first century society and change it to hack the laws and our goals direct democracy full transparency.”
Peiratikó Kómma Elládos (Pirate Party Greece) looks eagerly ahead to the future. A recent poll gave them twice as much electoral influence as they had in the May elections. The Greek Pirates are now full of optimism, ready for their first Conference on 3-4 November 2012 in Athens. The aims of the Conference are to vote in the first elected board leading the party into the EU Regional Elections in 2014 and will ratify its statutes and principles.
The Australian pirate Party will be contesting seats in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) elections being held on 20 October 2012. Unfortunately they were not able to field candidates under the Pirate Party name as they fell six members short of the 100 required to be able to register as a political party in the territory
The Pirate Party of Slovenia (Piratska stranka Slovenije) is having a constitutional congress on 17 October 2012, and all Pirates in Slovenia are very excited about this. We asked its leader a few questions about this event and a few other things related to party activities in the past.
The Belgians are pleased with the result from the elections. They got between 0.5% and 5.16% of the votes in the regional elections. In the region of ‘Ottignies-Louvain-le-Neuve’ they were 14 votes short of gaining a seat in the city council.
The Czech Pirate Party had a successful regional election with an average of 2.19% in the different regions. The first part of the senator elections also took place where one Pirate candidate advanced to the second round. With a total vote count of 57 000 for PPCZ they did not manage to get elected in the regional elections but it is a good sign for the future. Compared to the last election they managed to increase their votes with 275%. In the different regions they scored between 1.41% and 3.03%.
Tomorrow, on the 14th October 2012 the regional and municipal elections are taking place in Belgium, which has compulsory voting for every citizen from 18 years of age. Legal sanctions still exist, but they haven’t been enforced by prosecutors since 2003.