Special General Assembly of the German Pirate Party
On the weekend of the 28-29 June 2014 the German Pirate Party held their second general assembly in 2014. It was a extraordinary general assembly which became necessary after three members of the previous board stepped down three months earlier. Therefore, the acting board of the German Pirate Party had to organize a extraordinary general assembly as soon as possible, so that a new board can be elected.
The newly elected team consists of:
Chairman: Stefan Körner
Treasurer: Stefan Bartels
Political director: Kristos Thingilouthis
General secretary: Stephanie Schmiedke
Vice-chairman: Carsten Sawosch
Vice-general secretary: Mark Huger
Vice-treasurer: Lothar Krauß
Vice-political director: Bernd Schreiner
Second-vice-general secretary: Michael Ebner
An interesting side note to this new board is that Stefan Bartels and Stephanie Schmiedke were members of the previous board. They were also two of the three board members who stepped down three months earlier and therefore caused this extraordinary general assembly. Because of this, they were questioned frequently and specifically about this act.
A common hope is that the newly elected board will re-unite the different groups within the German Pirate Party, which had and still has a quite controversial conflict, as the Pirate Times reported earlier. The newly elected chairmanm Stefan Körner, said that he wants to end internal quarrels and the desolate state the Party is in. Furthermore he advises members to not use Twitter for political discussions but rather to seek a personal dialog with each other. He also wants to install a veto right for the boards of the regional pirate parties.
Featured image: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Olaf Konstantin Krueger
About Daniel Ebbert
I’m a pirate from Germany but I live in the Netherlands to study there when I'm not travelling, which happens quite often. I’m a member of the Pirate Party Germany since 2009 and of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands since 2012. Picture: CC-BY 3.0 Tobias M. Eckrich