Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

On 7-8th October there were regional elections in the Czech Republic. The Pirate Party Czech Republic (PPCZ) achieved a successful election in several regions and added five pirate representatives to regional governments. Despite the success PPCZ expressed a concern for a decreasing election participation. “Even though we were expecting slightly better results in the regional elections, it could have been way worse […] We thank […]

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Pirate Teachers Stay Above SYRIZA’s Union Ballot In Athens’ “Aristotle”

Pirate Teachers Stay Above SYRIZA’s Union Ballot In Athens’ “Aristotle”

The most impressive thing about Pirates in Education is that in “Aristotle”, one of the largest associations of Athens’ teachers, for the 4th time in a row, they got more votes than than their colleagues in the union ballot supported by the governmental party of SYRIZA.  The elections for the “Parliament of teachers”, the Representatives to the General Assembly of Greek Teachers’ Federation (DOE) consisted […]

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Greek Pirate Elected to Board of Athen’s Teacher Association

Greek Pirate Elected to Board of Athen’s Teacher Association

Last week “Pirates in Education” achieved another victory. They won a seat (out of a total of seven ) in the elections for the board of Athen’s Teacher Association “Aristotle”, the largest of the 2 teachers associations in Athens with nearly 1,500 members. The Union Organization of Pirates surpassed the votes for unions backed by PASOK, a party in the government of Greece, and the left […]

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Czech Pirates Celebrate their First Pirate Mayor

Czech Pirates Celebrate their First Pirate Mayor

If we look at Pirate history we see that the Czech pirates already have a Senator but now history is being made again. The first Pirate mayor in the history of the Czech Republic has been elected in the spa town of Mariánské Lázně (also known as Marienbad). Vojtěch Franta, a 29 year old architect was elected mayor by 15 of the 19 legislators present. The Pirates won […]

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Pirates Elected to Office [Pirate History]

Pirates Elected to Office [Pirate History]

When asked why he started a political party Rick Falkvinge answered “Because activism is not enough”. Since the formation of the first Pirate Party in Sweden in 2006 millions of votes have been cast and hundreds of Pirates have been elected. They are now representing their voters in local councils, national parliaments and the European Parliament. Below is a list of Pirates who have, and still […]

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American Pirate Candidates Reach up to 18%

American Pirate Candidates Reach up to 18%

In a country where the concept of proportional representation is all but unknown, Pirates have done very well. In most other countries the share of the votes gained would have meant seats in government. Obviously the issues raised by the Pirate Parties of Wisconsin and Massachusetts hit a cord with voters. Joseph T Klein garnered 18% of the vote in District 19 in Wisconsin and […]

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Pirates to Enter Several Local Czech Parliaments

Pirates to Enter Several Local Czech Parliaments

As local election results from the Czech Republic keep rolling in, it is quickly becoming clear that the Pirate Party has had an excellent election, entering many local parliaments with large numbers, including at least one clear majority. Many cities, including Prague, are still counting, and more positive results may still come. The largest success so far is without a doubt the city of Mariánské Lázně, where […]

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New Zealand’s Election Results

New Zealand’s Election Results

For many in New Zealand and overseas the Internet Party was the “stand-in” for the ailing Pirate Party of New Zealand. It shared many policies with the international Pirate Movement in the areas of human rights, whistle-blower protection, net politics, copyright reform, privacy, transparency, surveillance and others. Early in the campaign, with its alliance partner Mana, they were polling well at 3–4% and were expected […]

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Piratpartiet (PPSE) Below 1% in Swedish Elections

Piratpartiet (PPSE) Below 1% in Swedish Elections

Sunday was national, regional and local elections in Sweden. The preliminary results from the Swedish national election are public now with the rest still being counted. The Swedish Pirate Party did not manage to achieve their goal of more than 1% in the national election and to enter local parliaments throughout the country. The Pirate Party was not listed in the preliminary results, but the group of “others” only amounted to total […]

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Estonian Local Election Results – Good First Showing

Estonian Local Election Results – Good First Showing

The Estonian Pirate did not achieve stunning results in the local elections but for a first appearance on the political scene they have done well having adopted a tactic that may be useful for other Pirate Parties. They joined coalitions with other parties with similar policies.

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