Parliamentary elections in Iceland

Parliamentary elections in Iceland

On Saturday the 28th October 2017, general parliamentary elections were held in Iceland. These elections came just a year after the last ones because the ruling government collapsed in September after one of the third ruling parties left the coalition citing a scandal involving the Prime Minister’s father. The Icelandic Pirate Party (PPIS) achieved a result of 9.2% earning them 6 seats in parliament, out of a total […]

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PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

Although Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) finally ranked third in the number of votes, it gained much more publicity than any other party. PPIS has a possibility to be part of the next government, it can be considered the largest winner of these elections. After the recent failure of Berlin Pirates in September (they lost 15 seats in the parliament of Berlin) the tripling of the […]

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Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Aunque el Partido Pirata de Islandia (PPIS) finalmente ocupó el tercer lugar en número de votos, ganó mucha más publicidad que cualquier otro partido. PPIS tiene la posibilidad de ser parte del próximo gobierno y se lo puede considerar el mayor ganador de estas elecciones. Tras el reciente fracaso de los Piratas de Berlín en septiembre (perdió 15 escaños en el Parlamento de Berlín), la […]

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Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

This is a guest post by Mattias Bjärnemalm, vice-president of Pirate Party Sweden and currently in Iceland for the elections. ++++++++++ This coming Saturday there will be an election in Iceland, after the Panama scandal forced the Prime Minister to resign and the government to call new elections this summer. It’s impossible, at this point, to say whether the Icelandic Pirate Party will be the largest […]

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A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) is the first pirate party ever to elect MPs in a national parliament. The founder of the pirate movement, Rick Falkvinge, was absolutely overwhelmed for being present at their latest General Assembly. In his short speech to the pirates, he mentioned the big historical moments of the pirate parties (from Sweden to Germany and now to Iceland) and Rick was warmly applauded when saying: “You are about to […]

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The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The crisis that knocked on Iceland’s door in 2008, turned out to be a “beneficial” fact for the country. It was beneficial because it abruptly and suddenly made Icelandic people question many things about politics and economics. Mainly, it made them realize that they should not leave their fate in the hands of politicians and bankers but should actively, themselves, participate in the democratic procedures […]

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Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Update: 18/5, it turns out that our source frettatiminn.is did refer to potential results from poll if there were elections today. Not that the february poll would determine allocation of funding as we initially stated. Icelandic can sometimes be hard to interpret even for a native author. In Iceland, financial support for political parties is allocated based on how well they do in poll elections. […]

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Birgitta Jonsdottir and her Speech at the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Birgitta Jonsdottir and her Speech at the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Birgitta Jónsdóttir wrote a speech for the debate at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Union “brings together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action”. The IPU was formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference and has held 134 statutory assemblies and conferences between nations since 1889. The following speech was held by Birgitta at the latest assembly which took place in Lusaka, Zambia on the 19 […]

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Pirate Party Iceland and Their Path to Popularity

Pirate Party Iceland and Their Path to Popularity

The Pirate Party Iceland (PPIS) was formed only 3.5 years ago. In 2013 three of their Pirates were elected into parliament (5.1%) and have, together with their party, now managed to shake up a nation. For the past year PPIS have consistently polled more than 30%, making them the most popular party in Iceland. The Pirate Times has continually reported on the progress of the […]

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It’s Time for the Pirates

It’s Time for the Pirates

After yesterday’s massive demonstrations outside Alþingi (the Icelandic parliament) all eyes are on the Pirates. Since the morning, Birgitta Jónsdóttir (MP and a leading figure of the Pirate Party of Iceland) has been interviewed by CNN, BBC and other global news channels about Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s scandal. “He has already done so much damage for people’s trust in the state, and he’s completely defamed Iceland […]

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