Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections
The Slovenian national election took place yesterday. Previously the Pirate Party Slovenia (PPSI) has only taken part in the European Elections, where they achieved 2.57%. This time they achieved 1.34% with 11.579 votes.
As mentioned earlier PPSI will receive around 4.000 Euros in funding for their result of +1%. This will allow them to expand their organization and was their only plan for this election.
We got 1,34%. One percent was our goal, as this means we finally get funding. We were hoping for 4%, but knew it was a long shot. I consider it a massive win, though.
We got hit by a low turnout (51%) and a strong last minute rally by “Koalicija združena levica” (The left coalition) that has basically the same demographic of voters, but more money, more populist ideas (socialism) and … an amazing performance by their representative at a national debate on the biggest commercial television 2 days before the campaign suspension. We were not invited to this debate.
– Rok Andrée, PPSI Secretary
PPSI is a new political party that began their story on 10 June 2009, they got officially registered on the 5 November 2012. They are still working towards long term plans for organically growing their party andthey are a bit worried about what a quick success would do to PPSI.
The next election in Slovenia will take place on 10 October. This time it will be local elections.
Featured image: CC-BY-NC, Bartholomew Munce
About Josef Ohlsson Collentine
I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below